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Whitecliff walking and cycling improvements given the go ahead
A popular route for cyclists and pedestrians in Poole will benefit from major improvements this year. The busy waterside path from Turks Lane to the sluice gate at Whitecliff will be widened to create a safer and separated cycleway and footpath.
New walking, cycling and bus service improvements on Queen Anne Drive, Merley complete. Next phase of sustainable travel improvements begin on Magna Road.
New walking, cycling and bus service improvements on Queen Anne Drive, Merley complete. Next phase of sustainable travel improvements between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout to begin on Magna Road.
Works start on reopening Tatnam Road following review
Following a decision by BCP Council Cabinet, work will start this week on removing the trial road closure at Tatnam Road in Poole.
Whitelegg Way works – traffic management update
Two-way traffic lights on the southern end of Whitelegg Way and a southbound road closure from Wimborne Road slip road onto Whitelegg Way will be in place from 4 January to 11 March 2022 to support the sustainable travel improvement works underway near Whitelegg Way.
BCP Council to reopen Tatnam Road following public consultation
Following an extensive consultation process, BCP Council Cabinet has listened to the views of local residents and decided to remove the experimental low traffic neighbourhood at Tatnam Road in Poole.
Tops Day Nursery children get a special display from Transforming Cities Fund construction team working outside their school
Children from Tops Day Nurseries Wimborne, on Leigh Road, got a special visit to see all the sustainable travel improvement works going on outside their school building.
New 23 bus route to link Burton, Christchurch and Somerford
Morebus has launched a new bus route linking Burton with Christchurch Town Centre, Somerford Estate and Sainsburys. The new bus service is supported by grants from central government facilitated by BCP Council.
School Streets initiative to trial safer streets outside the gates during the school run
Working in partnership with local schools, BCP Council is planning to operate a series of School Street pilot schemes outside four suitable locations early next year.
Have your say on better bus services for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
You can now have your say in our Bus Back Better survey, which opened today. This is a chance for bus users and local residents to give their views to help improve bus provision across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Schools Across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Receive £212,000 to Support Active Travel
21 schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole now have brand new ‘trip-end’ facilities to help pupils and staff travel to school in a more sustainable and active way, thanks to their receiving a share of nearly £212,000 through the south east Dorset Transforming Cities Fund programme.
Whitelegg Way approaches end of first phase of works
With two brand new cycle lanes nearing completion on Whitelegg Way as part of the Transforming Cities Fund sustainable travel programme, work is set to start on a new controlled crossing, walking and cycle paths and a raised table crossing close to Redhill roundabout.
Next Phase of Construction on Sustainable Travel Route Across Kings Park to Begin on 15 November.
Construction of the new safe cycling and walking route across Kings Park is to begin on 15 November and will be running until September 2022.
Public Consultation Launched for Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)
Public consultation on BCP Council’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) was launched on 1 November and will run until 10 December 2021. The LCWIP sets out the council’s long-term vision and proposals for investment in a network of walking and cycling routes and infrastructure across the region.
Work to begin on new cycle and walking route on Ringwood Road, Ferndown
Work will begin on new sustainable travel facilities along Ringwood Road in Ferndown on 1 November 2021. The project will take place in three phases and will involve the construction of a new 3.2km cycle and walking route and bus improvements along Ringwood Road between Longham mini roundabouts and Tricketts Cross roundabout.
Highway improvement works taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A number of improvement works are taking place on roads across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the next few weeks as part of the annual Highways Structural Maintenance Programme.
Thirty brand new children’s scooters awarded to help encourage an active school run
The winners of a recent competition to encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot back to school have been announced.
BCP Council Bikeability Team Wins Extra Funding for More Bikeability courses.
BCP Council has been successful in securing extra funding from the Bikeability Trust in order to run further cycling training courses at schools and training centres across the region.
First Phase of Kings Park Transforming Cities Fund Work Completed on Time
Phase one of the Kings Park Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) project has been completed on schedule. The work on Harewood Avenue near Avonbourne Academy to create a new crossing has been completed on target before the end of the school holidays and the closed section of the avenue has been re-opened.
BCP Council Secures Further Central Government Funding for Encouraging Cycling and Walking.
BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the Department for Transport’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel.
Work on new sustainable travel route to begin on Rigler Way, Hamworthy on 16th August 2021
Work on the construction of a new sustainable travel route linking Poole Town Centre with Wareham Road, Holton Heath will begin on Rigler Road on Monday 16th August 2021.
Construction of sustainable travel route linking Poole with Holton Heath starts mid- August
Work on the next sustainable travel route aimed at transforming local travel is due to start construction at Rigler Road, Poole later this month. It marks the start of new walking and cycling improvements creating a healthy and eco- friendly way of travelling to and from locations between Poole town centre and Holton Heath.
Have your say on proposals to improve the Victoria Park Road low traffic neighbourhood trial
Following previous consultation and feedback from the local community, BCP Council is now presenting a range of alternative options to improve the trial Victoria Park Road low traffic neighbourhood scheme. It now wants both residents and businesses to share their views on the proposed options before any changes are implemented.
Transforming travel improvements set to start at Queen Anne Drive
Construction of the first phase of sustainable travel improvements between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout is set to start along Queen Anne Drive on 9 August. The work is due to complete in December 2021
Construction on green travel route in north Poole due to start in August
Construction on south east Dorset’s latest sustainable travel route is due to get underway in August in north Poole between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout.
New ‘Park & Cycle’ scheme launches at Kings Park - Bike to the beach on a Beryl for free!
A new ‘Park & Cycle’ scheme has been launched at Kings Park by BCP Council and local bike share provider Beryl, giving people another way of getting to the beach this summer.
First section of Leigh Road – Wimborne Road West - completed and ready for use
Improvements to enable more sustainable travel have now been completed on the first section of Wimborne Road West in Colehill. This includes the building of new cycle lanes, separate pedestrian pavements and a complete re-surfacing of the road.
Work to begin on the first phase of Kings Park sustainable transport and safety improvements on 26th July.
Work to begin on the first phase of Kings Park sustainable transport and safety improvements on 26th July.
20 New Wayfinding Totems Installed in Poole.
20 new wayfinding totems have been installed across Poole Town Centre providing information about the town as well as easy to read maps and directions to local places of interest.
Transforming Cities Fund’s plans to improve green travel set to kick-off at Kings Park
Improved greener travel options linking Bournemouth and Christchurch with the installation of new and upgraded cycle paths and footpaths though Kings Park is set to get underway.
Overnight Closures on Wimborne Road West in Colehill for 5 nights from 12th July 2021
Wimborne Road West in Colehill will be closed overnight each evening from the 12th July to the morning of 16th July 2021.
New Bike It Officer to inspire young people and promote cycling across the conurbation
A new Bike It Plus Officer has been appointed by BCP Council to help make the school run active and fun for families across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Cycle, Skating and Scooter Awareness Day to be held at Bournemouth Pier Approach on 26th June.
Games, prizes, training and bike servicing will all be on offer at the BCP Seafront Rangers Cycle Awareness Day on Saturday 26 June at the Pier Approach, Bournemouth.
BCP Council welcomes the introduction of Go-Slow and No-Go Zones for Beryl e-scooters.
BCP Council have welcomed the introduction of upgraded GPS technology on Beryl’s fleet of e-Scooters, which has enabled the introduction of ‘Go-Slow’ and ‘No-Go’ Zones.
Recipients for TCF End of Trip Schools Grants Announced
Grants are being awarded to 21 schools in the BCP Council area to help pay for the installation of new or improved ‘end-of-trip’ facilities, which encourage healthy and eco-friendly journeys to school.
Plans underway to make Poole Quay and (Lower) High St enhanced walking and cycling measures seasonal
Following a six-month public consultation and extensive discussions with the local business community, BCP Council will progress with plans keep the Poole Quay enhanced walking and cycling measures in place over the summer and remove them during winter.
Work to Start on New Walking and Cycling Paths Through Upper Gardens, Bournemouth.
Improvements to cycling and walking routes to help transform travel through Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens are set to get underway.
Consultation on Transforming Cities Fund's Last Two Sustainable Travel Routes Gets Underway
Consultation on Transforming Cities Fund’s remaining two (of a total of six) sustainable travel routes proposing major cycling, walking and bus improvements across south east Dorset is now live.
Work to Start on Whitelegg Way TCF Improvements on 17 May 2021
Work on the first section of new sustainable transport infrastructure within the BCP Council area is due to start on 17 May on Whitelegg Way. The work which is part of BCP and Dorset Councils’ Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme will last until the autumn.
Work to transform local travel set to start next month
Work on Transforming Cities Fund’s first sustainable travel routes in the BCP area starts at the end of May on a new cycle route along Whitelegg Way and cycle and walking improvements in Upper Gardens.
Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan – Public Engagement Launched
BCP Council has launched initial engagement that will inform its emerging Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). The LCWIP will be BCP Council's long-term strategic vision setting out the walking and cycling infrastructure which is required across the area over the next 20 years.
Local transport spending plans confirmed to build on Big Plan infrastructure ambitions
Creating a transport infrastructure network fit for a modern 21st century city region is the overarching ambition for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole after significant Local Transport Plan investment for 2021/22 was approved by Cabinet.
The new you can walk, cycle or scoot back to school this spring
To support the full reopening of schools, and with spring well on its way, BCP Council is stepping up its campaign to get more parents, carers and young people to walk, cycle or scoot to the school gates.
Your Chance to Have Your Say on Transforming Cities Fund's Sustainable Transport Routes
BCP Council and Dorset Council launch a major public consultation on their plans for 78km of new cycling and walking routes and bus infrastructure improvements across south east Dorset.
Residents invited to share their views on Whitecliff and Baiter Park walking and cycling improvements
Aiming to create a safer environment for people travelling on foot or by bicycle, BCP Council is asking local residents to help shape options for improving the Whitecliff and Baiter Park area of Poole.
BCP Council gains Department for Transport approval for e-scooter rental trial
A fleet of brand-new electric powered scooters will soon be available for hire across Bournemouth and Poole following Ministerial approval for a trial in the area. The initial trial is set to commence on January 25 2021.
Schools and Colleges Offered Grants of up to £20,000 for Sustainable Travel Trip-End Facilities
Schools in Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole offered grants of up to £20,000 to help install End-of-Journey facilities as part of the Transforming Travel programme.
Public invited to shape plans for Transforming Travel's sustainable travel routes
BCP Council and Dorset Council are seeking initial views from the public on Transforming Travel’s proposals for five of its sustainable travel routes in south east Dorset ahead of formal consultation next year.
Transforming Travel's first sustainable infrastructure investment scheme underway in Wimborne and Colehill
Preparation work for a 2.3km cycleway in Wimborne and Colehill has commenced marking the start of the first sustainable infrastructure scheme to be built in south east Dorset through Transforming Travel's £100m+ Transforming Cities Fund.
Plans for Transforming Travel in south east Dorset city region take shape
Six locations set to benefit from sustainable transport improvements in south east Dorset announced.
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