Whitelegg Way Bournemouth
A series of walking, cycling and bus improvements have been built along Whitelegg Way, Bournemouth between Redhill and Northbourne roundabouts. They form part of the 13 km sustainable travel route between Merley (Poole) and Christchurch to enable more sustainable journeys and expand the travel choices available to people living and working in the area.
The new southbound bus stop between the Wimborne Rd Junction and Redhill Roundabout.
Before and after near to the Northbourne Roundabout.
The improvements included:
- A new, dedicated (segregated from traffic) 850m cycle track along both sides of Whitelegg Way between Redhill roundabout and Northbourne roundabout providing a protected route for cyclists
- Reducing the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph along Whitelegg Way to make the road safer for drivers and cyclists
- Upgrading and relocating the existing crossing closer to Northbourne Roundabout with new walking and cycling links into Wimborne Road
- A 4-metre-wide toucan crossing across Whitelegg Way close to Redhill roundabout
- A raised table crossing – a traffic calming measure – across the junction where Old Road (east side of Wimborne Road) meets Whitelegg Way. This includes new shared use paths across adjoining side roads, with new shared use paths to allow eastbound cyclists access to the road
- New cycle and walking paths either side of Whitelegg Way from Redhill Roundabout up to Wimborne Road slip road
- Removal of the left-turn from Wimborne Road onto Whitelegg Way to reduce waiting times for buses, cars and cyclists. There will be a dedicated waiting space for cyclists at the junction, as well as a head start for cyclists before vehicles when lights turn green
- New bus stop shelters and real time information displays along Wimborne Road slip road
- Upgrading the street lighting
- Resurfacing the carriageway
- Upgrading the traffic signs
The new Wimborne Road junction on Whitelegg Way looking North West.
The design map for Whitelegg Way.
Construction of the new sustainable transport infrastructure was undertaken between May 2021 and June 2022.
Plans for these improvements were informed by responses gathered during public engagement late 2020 and formal consultation which ran 24 February to 31 March 2021. A report summarising the results.