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Have Your Say On Improvements To West Street and West Quay Road

Local people are being asked to give their views on improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities for a busy section of road in Poole.

Two schemes, showing changes to West Street and West Quay Road have been drawn up, following a recent public engagement exercise. Borough of Poole is now inviting residents and businesses to comment and choose the scheme they would like to see implemented.

The proposals are designed to improve pedestrian and cyclist access and include new cycle lanes, zebra crossings and signal controlled crossings, as well as changes to the junctions to slow traffic speed. The main difference between the two options is the number of traffic lanes provided on West Street for travel towards Poole's two lifting bridges.

People can give their views by completing an online questionnaire at boroughofpoole.com/WestQuayRoadConsultation which will be available until Friday 6 September 2013.

Council staff will also be available to listen to resident's views, answer any questions and offer help with completing the feedback forms:

- Tuesday 6 August, between 1pm and 7pm at Edith Lyle Hall (Poole Sea Scouts), West Quay Road
- Tuesday 13 August, between 2pm and 6pm at Edith Lyle Hall (Poole Sea Scouts), West Quay Road
- Wednesday 28 August, between 9.30am and 1.30pm at Hamworthy Library, Blandford Road

Printed copies of the schemes and the feedback forms are available at Hamworthy Library until 6 September 2013.

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: "This part of Poole has seen a lot of change to its infrastructure including the opening of the Twin Sails Bridge and various changes to the surrounding road network. We would like to hear people's views on these short-term changes, which are focused on pedestrian and cyclist improvements, and would urge everyone to complete a feedback form by 6 September."

Once the final scheme has been approved, improvement works could start by the end of this year.

The review of the wider road and transport network in this area will be undertaken through the Supplementary Planning Documentation process, will be available for public consultation in 2014.