Victoria Park Road

Friday 31st July 2020 (00:00) - Sunday 21st February 2021 (23:59)

Background information

Emergency measures to support Active Travel are being introduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole funded by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Funding.

Prioritising walking and cycling also helps us to contribute towards tackling the council's declared climate emergency and to enable people to make journeys to work, school, and for leisure, by bicycle instead of using cars or public transport as contained in the Local Transport Plan.

Details of the scheme 

We are introducing an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to create a low traffic neighbourhood in Victoria Park. An experimental junction closure will be implemented on Victoria Park Road, between the junctions with Oates Road and Namu Road, to reduce through traffic and create a safer environment for people to cycle and walk through the area.

The ETRO can run for up to 18 months, with a review of the changes planned for early 2021. The works are planned to be implemented the week commencing 17 August 2020.

You can find out more information about the changes

  • The closure will be carried out using bollards and timber planters, along with appropriate signage.  
  • The closure applies to motorised traffic only, so people will still be able to walk and cycle through. 
  • Access to properties will be maintained and the scheme will not include the full pedestrianisation of streets.  
  • There will be no loss of parking spaces.

Victoria Park

Have your say

Your views are important to us and we want to hear from those who live in, work in or visit the area. 

This process is anonymous. You can give feedback using the online form throughout the trial period. 

The council will undertake a review after six months. Comments received by 21 February 2021 will be considered as part of this review.

Formal comments

If you wish to formally object to or support the proposed Order, please send your comments by 21 February 2021 to:

Please include the reference ‘ETRO/3’, your name and address and specify the grounds for your support or objection in your response.

Any representations received may be made public. Written objections and support will be considered by the council before deciding whether or not to make the experimental measures permanent.

Next Steps

We intend to review the measure in early 2021.  A full report on the findings and outcomes of the ETRO will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet, who will make a decision on whether the changes should be made permanent, retained (with minor alterations), or removed. The experimental order can also be maintained for further review, up to a maximum period of 18 months.