Glenferness Avenue Proposed Walking and Cycling Improvements
A series of walking and cycling improvements are planned along Glenferness Avenue that will form part of TCF’s 14km sustainable travel route between Bournemouth town centre and Ferndown.
What is happening:
The proposed improvements include:
- A new protected cycle track will be built on both sides of Glenferness Avenue
- New cycling and walking bridges over railway line will be built (see below) creating shared use paths on both sides of the road bridge with cyclists and pedestrians separated by a white line (subject to planning permission)
- More priority for cyclists and pedestrians along Glenferness Avenue across adjoining roads
- New parallel crossings and a new toucan crossing along the route
A planning application has been submitted to BCP Council Planning Office for improvements to be made to the bridge across the railway line on Glenferness Avenue.
The application seeks planning permission for the construction of new walking and cycling bridges over the railway line either side of the existing road bridge. The road bridge itself will remain unaltered.
What are we going to do
The works along Glenferness Avenue will be split into two phases to accommodate the planning application for the bridge works:
Public consultation on these plans was undertaken 24 February to 31 March 2021.
All responses were analysed and helped shape the final scheme designs and a report summarising the results of consultation published in addition to our responses to the issues raised.
A public information event was also held on Wednesday 10 November 2021 at Bournemouth University.