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Local transport (theme 5)

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area is one of the most congested highway networks nationally. Last year the council declared a climate and ecological emergency and encouraging people to use sustainable modes of travel is a priority. 

Car use and transport

Boscombe has a high number of car movements through the area yet the ward of Boscombe West has one of the lowest levels of car ownership in the BCP Council area.

Sustainable travel improvements

We will develop a number of projects aimed at improving access by means other than the car. We will improve bus access to Boscombe pier, improve signage to AFC Bournemouth, introduce more cycle lanes and make walking safer.

Pokesdown station

South Western Railway (SWR) are partners of the project linked to their franchise commitment for accessibility improvements within the Pokesdown station building. We are developing a separate project to compliment this by improving the surrounding environment and approach to the station for buses, cyclists and pedestrians including highways improvements prioritising active travel.

Where we are now

The following six projects have been identified and prioritised for further exploration and development to promote more sustainable travel around the Boscombe area: 

1. Improvements outside Pokesdown station

2. A35 Pokesdown Station to Boscombe precinct (Christchurch Road)

3. New bus service Pokesdown Station, via Boscombe precinct to Boscombe Pier

4. Walking and cycling improvements - Ashley Road

5. Woodland Walk - walking, cycling and park improvements

6. Miscellaneous cycling improvements.

Have your say

The easiest way to have your say is to complete our online survey. Please take a look at all of the information available on this page before completing the survey so that you understand the proposals.

If you need help to complete the survey online, please visit the Engagement Hub at the Royal Arcade, where a member of staff can help you.

The Towns Fund office is also where you can see the exhibition showing our plans and ask any questions you may have.

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Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm

Friday - Monday: Closed