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Ringwood Road, Ferndown

Ringwood Road Cycle, Walking and Bus Improvements

For detailed information on plans for the route please visit Dorset Council’s website.

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What is happening:

Work started on the construction project for new sustainable transport infrastructure on Ringwood Road on 1 November 2021.

Dorset Council will be building 3.2km of new cycle, walking and bus improvements along Ringwood Road in Ferndown, between Longham mini roundabouts and Tricketts Cross roundabout.

The improvements will eventually form part of a new 27km green travel route linking Ferndown and Wimborne with Poole town centre, and will include the new cycle and walking path currently under construction on Leigh Road and Wimborne Road West.

This project is part of the £100m + TCF funded programme, which itself will be the largest ever investment in sustainable transport infrastructure in the south east Dorset city region.

What are we planning to do:

The works along Ringwood Road will be broken into 3 main phases: -

  • Phase 1 (completed July 2022) - Longham Mini Roundabouts to south of Church Road.  For more details and plans, please visit Dorset Council’s Ringwood Road web page
  • Phase 2 - Penny's Hill Junction (Victoria Road/New Road) to Tricketts Cross – under design
  • Phase 3 - Church Road to Penny's Hill Junction (Victoria Road/New Road) – under design

The cycleway will be a mixture of segregated footway and cycleway and shared footway/cycleway depending on the available width at the sides of the road. The majority of the new cycleway will be provided on the west side of the road with a small section on the east.

Bus stops along the length of the project will be upgraded including improved accessibility and real time data screens showing upcoming arrivals.

The junctions along the road are also going to be upgraded to provide crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Providing a dedicated space for cycling will improve conditions for both cyclists and pedestrians, who will benefit from an enhanced footway width and new surface (in places). 

A section of the new walking and cycle path along Ringwood Road

Ringwood Road webpage update

Plans for these improvements were informed by responses gathered during public engagement late 2020 and formal consultation which ran 10 May to 14 June 2021.  All responses were analysed and helped shape the final scheme designs. A report summarising the results of consultation is available here and the responses to issues raised is here

When are we planning to do it.

  • The work began on 1st November 2021 and the first phase completed in July 2022.
  • The next two phases are still subject to final design and updates will be shared in due course.

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