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Bournemouth Town Centre to Ferndown

Walking and cycling improvements between the Upper Gardens in Bournemouth and Trickett’s Cross in Ferndown are proposed to help make journeys safer, easier and more enjoyable.

 

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Upper Gardens:

  • Existing cycle/footpath through the gardens to be widened and resurfaced, with lighting improvements
  • Existing footway on the eastern side of Prince of Wales Road and Queens Road widened, creating shared space for pedestrians and cyclists, with new crossing points on both roads
  • Junction layouts revised where Prince of Wales Road, Benellen Avenue and Queens Road meet Branksome Wood Road, giving more priority to people walking and cycling

Benellen Avenue – Glenferness Avenue:

  • New planting on Leven Avenue – no direct access for vehicles between Glenferness Avenue and Branksome Wood Road as a result
  • New protected cycle track installed on both sides of Glenferness Avenue
  • New toucan crossing would be installed on Glenferness Avenue, near the Leven Avenue junction
  • Junction layout revised where Rothesay Road meets Glenferness Avenue, giving more priority to people walking and cycling across the junction

Glenferness Avenue:

  • New protected cycle track on both sides of Glenferness Avenue
  • Existing bridge over railway line widened on eastern side and new bridge installed on western side, creating shared use paths on both sides of road
  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians along Glenferness Avenue across adjoining roads
  • New parallel crossings and a new toucan crossing along route
  • New planting at the junction of Elgin Road and Glenferness Avenue, restricting access for vehicles. Access for cyclists and pedestrians would not be affected

Boundary Road – Ensbury Park:

  • New protected two-way cycle track on the southern side of Wallisdown Road, connecting to University Roundabout, with upgraded crossings
  • New protected two-way cycle track on west side of Boundary Road, with parking removed at northern end to provide the space
  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians on Boundary Road across adjoining roads
  • Reduction in speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on Boundary Road
  • New crossing points and upgrades to existing crossings
  • New walking and cycling provisions around Ensbury Park Gyratory, including new crossing points and cycling link around it, connecting to Redhill Avenue cycle track
  • Up to five highway trees may need to be removed opposite Redhill Park Fire Station, to create space for the cycle track

Redhill Avenue:

  • New protected two-way cycle track on north-western side of Redhill Avenue – up to five highway trees may need to be removed opposite Redhill Park Fire Station to create space for the cycle track
  • New crossing points and upgrades to existing crossings
  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians across adjoining roads opposite Redhill Park
  • New wayfinding signage through Redhill Park and Redhill Common and existing facilities widened, creating separate cycle and walking paths
  • Reduction in speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on Redhill Avenue
  • New cycling and walking link around Redhill Roundabout, with new crossing points over all arms
  • Connections to further proposals along Whitelegg Way and Wimborne Road, for journeys towards Kinson and Castlepoint, respectively

Whitelegg Way:

This section would form part of the future Merley, Poole to/from Christchurch route. While public consultation on the full Merley-Christchurch route is due to follow at the end of March this year, we are keen to understand views on the proposals for Whitelegg Way now, as this would form a key link between the Bournemouth town centre to/from Ferndown route and the subsequent Merley-Christchurch proposals. Proposals in this section include:

  • New protected cycle track on both sides of Whitelegg Way
  • Improvements to crossing at Northbourne Roundabout
  • Lower speed limit of 30mph along Whitelegg Way, reduced from 40mph
  • Bus stop improvements along Wimborne Road
  • No left-turn from Wimborne Road onto Whitelegg Way in order to reduce wait times at the traffic lights for cyclists, buses and cars
  • Traffic lights at Whitelegg Way/Wimborne Road junction would not apply to eastbound cyclists using the cycle track
  • Advance start for cyclists would be added to the signals on other arms of the junction

River Stour:

Route options from the north of Redhill Roundabout to Chapel Gate Roundabout are being assessed and subject to agreement with landowners. At this stage, it is envisaged that proposals in this section would include:

  • An accessible bridge over the River Stour
  • New crossing point on Christchurch Road
  • Improvements to existing path on north side of Christchurch Road to provide shared space near school

Chapel Lane:

  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians over junction into Bournemouth University Sports Ground
  • Existing bridleway alongside Chapel Lane to be surfaced and widened
  • Thames Close include:
  • New wayfinding signage and existing signage improved
  • Existing bridleway surfaced and widened

View detailed plans and maps and complete a feedback survey.

 

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