This section is currently on hold until further funding has been secured, following a national review by the Department for Transport of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme.
Rising construction, labour and fuel costs, growing inflation and changes to national design standards for cycling infrastructure mean south east Dorset’s original TCF budget, awarded pre-pandemic in March 2020, is no longer sufficient to build the entire network of cycle, walking and bus improvements planned across the region.
Priority has been given to TCF schemes that link into existing sustainable travel infrastructure, providing an immediate interim level of connectivity and more continuous travel routes.
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The updated designs, which had been refined following the 2021 consultation, include:
- Introducing raised junctions and realigning the two junctions where Cowell Drive meets Sevenoaks Drive
- Work on the quiet route, Littledown Lane, to improve access for pedestrians
- Additional road markings on Sevenoaks Drive and Walkwood Avenue to indicate cyclists may be riding in road
- Providing a segregated cycle path and footway, plus lighting improvements, that link Sevenoaks Drive to the existing facility that runs through King’s Park.
View the proposed design plan here.
A public consultation on these proposals was undertaken in spring 2021. All responses were analysed and have helped to shape the current scheme designs. A report summarising the results is available here.