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Mountbatten Roundabout – West Howe Roundabout

Poole town centre to/from Ferndown and Wimborne 

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

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) was advertised and consulted on in June 2022 regarding the proposal to lower the speed limit to 30 mph between Mountbatten Roundabout and West Howe Roundabout (and between Mountbatten Roundabout and Alderney Roundabout). This TRO was recommended for approval in October 2022 and the new speed limit came into effect on 2 May 2023.

Proposals include: 

  • A new two-way protected cycle track on the eastern side of Ringwood Road between High Howe Lane and Dominion Road
  • Changes to traffic signal timings at the Mountbatten Roundabout to improve bus journey times
  • The existing path behind Turbary Retail Park, connecting Wallisdown Road and Turbary Park Avenue, would be converted to shared use
  • The existing footways upgraded to shared use on both sides of Ringwood Road between Mountbatten Roundabout and St Georges Drive
  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians travelling at the junctions of Ringwood Road and adjoining roads
  • A new toucan crossing on Ringwood Road, near the Paddington Grove junction, connecting to the upgraded shared use path on the western side
  • A lower speed limit of 30 mph between the two roundabouts
  • Five bus stop locations to be upgraded along route, which could include accessibility improvements, new shelters and real-time information
  • New planting installed at the junction of Dominion Road and the access road into Lidl, preventing vehicle movements. Vehicle access would remain into Lidl from Poole Lane
  • The existing footway between Dominion Road and West Howe Roundabout would be converted to shared space, connecting into a new parallel crossing on High Howe Lane and existing facilities around the roundabout

View the proposed design plan here

Design work is ongoing and further information will be provided at a later date.

Public consultation

Public consultation for sustainable travel plans was undertaken between 10 May to 14 June 2021 and responses are available here.


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