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Ringwood Road (Sea View Road – Mountbatten roundabout)

Under the current proposed plans, this section is going ahead as detailed in the proposals below. This follows a national review by the Department for Transport of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme.

Ringwood Road Poole Updated CGI

Artist’s impression of proposals on Ringwood Road, Poole 

Construction on the other improvements on this section of Ringwood Road is planned to begin later this year and will 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
  • Lower speed limit of 30mph between Alderney roundabout and Mountbatten roundabout (the TRO for this change was approved in October 2022 and also includes a lower speed limit of 30mph between Mountbatten Roundabout and West Howe Roundabout)
  • 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.

The speed limit between Alderney roundabout and Mountbatten roundabout has now been reduced to 30 mph to improve safety.

The current proposed designs are illustrated on the following maps, although please note that the plans will not be finalised until closer to the start of construction:

Changes to parking

In order to provide the space for the proposed two-way cycle lanes and pedestrian improvements, we are introducing 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 will result in the removal of approximately 30 parking spaces (using BCP Council’s standard measure for parking lengths).

The introduction of these parking restrictions was subject to the outcome of a separate legal process. We invited comments on the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) earlier in June 2022 and the TRO was recommended for approval in October 2022. 

Full details of the traffic regulation order process and outcomes.

Surveys were 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.

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: 

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


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