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Ringwood Road (Hunt Road – Mountbatten Roundabout)

A series of walking and cycling improvements are planned on Ringwood Road from Hunt Road to Mountbatten Roundabout that form part of TCF programme's sustainable travel route between Poole Town Centre to Ferndown and Wimborne.

S5-3_Ringwood Road_May22 updateArtist’s impression of proposals on Ringwood Road, Poole at the Albion Close junction looking south

About the plans 

The proposed improvements include:

  • Two-way cycle track on the eastern side of Ringwood Road, between Hunt Road junction and Mountbatten Roundabout
  • New and upgraded crossings, improving east-west connectivity along Ringwood Road
  • Speed limit reductions (from Alderney Roundabout to Mountbatten Roundabout)
  • Cyclist priority over side roads
  • Bus stop upgrades, including accessibility improvements
  • Improvements to the footpaths on the western side of the road
  • Southbound Bus Lane from Mannings Heath double mini roundabout to Old Wareham Roundabout and Old Wareham Roundabout to Sea View Road signalised Junction

In order to provide the space for the proposed two-way cycle lanes and pedestrian improvements, we are proposing the introduction of double yellow lines outside the following property numbers:

  • 142 – 160 Ringwood Road 
  • 182- 200 Ringwood Road
  • 206 – 232 Ringwood Road
  • 47 – 59 Ringwood Road, and up to the bus stop on the eastern side

This would result in the removal of approximately 30 parking spaces (using BCP Council’s standard measure for parking lengths). 

The introduction of these parking restrictions as well as the speed limit reduction, the bus lane, cycle lanes and crossings are subject to the outcome of a separate legal process. We invited comments on the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) earlier in this year and are currently reviewing the responses. 

Surveys have been undertaken reviewing the parking levels in the area, over one week in April 2021 and 2022, at the same morning, lunchtime, and evening periods.  The average occupancy across all roads surveyed was 47% in April 2021, and 45% in April 2022. These results suggest that there is available parking in adjacent and nearby roads to accommodate the loss of the parking spaces.

View the results.

More details of the scheme designs are on the following maps:

-          Hunt Road - Sea View Road

-          Sea View Road – Mannings Heath Mini Roundabouts 

-          Mannings Heath Mini Roundabouts – Mountbatten Roundabout 

Public consultation

Public consultation on these proposals was undertaken May – June 2021. For the consultation, the proposals were split into three sub-sections: (Fernside Road – Sea View Road; Sea View Road – Mannings Heath mini roundabouts; Mannings Heath mini roundabouts – Mountbatten Roundabout).

All responses were analysed and helped shape the final scheme designs. Reports summarising the results of the consultation are available here:

-          Fernside Road – Sea View Road

-          Sea View Road – Mannings Heath mini roundabouts

-          Mannings Heath mini roundabouts – Mountbatten Roundabout

A report detailing our responses to issues raised is available here.

From August 22nd 2022 we will be undertaking site investigation work along Ringwood Road to help inform the final design plans. We will keep any disruption to a minimum.

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