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Three Towns Travel Project: Poole Road including St Aldhelm's Rd, Lindsay Rd & Bourne Valley Junction

Work completed on Poole Road:

Work has taken place at various locations on Poole Road, St Aldhelm's Road, Lindsay Road and the junction of Poole Road with Bourne Valley Road.  You can see a plan of all the improvement works to the right of this page.  Works completed include:

  • Langley Road area received a new bus shelter by Branksome Parade and the footpath was re-surfaced in early March 2015.
  • Works to form a new bus lay-by and bus shelter in front of Rutland / Berkley Manor (opposite Eagle Road) were completed in Feb/March 2015. They were affected by shallow services involving the diversion of a large, cast iron gas main. 
  • Removing and re-instating white lines along the length of Poole Road - the majority of these works took place on Sun 11th May.
  • Langley Road - Works were completed in June.  The junction was reduced in width creating a shorter wheelchair friendly crossing.  Other alterations included: adjustments to the loading and parking spaces, improvements to the bus stop and enhancement of the place.
  • Poole Road - new informal pedestrian crossing /refuge near St Aldhelm's Road.
  • Poole Road, near Bourne Valley junction - removal of metal bars to enable pedestrians with electric wheelchairs to use the crossing easily.

  • Poole Road / Bourne Vally Road junction - a new pedestrian phased signal crossing was installed.

  • Lindsay Road - new toucan crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists.

  • St Aldhelm's Road - an informal raised crossing to slow traffic and encourage vehicles to let pedestrians cross.  This also enables cyclists to cross the road to resume their journey in the bike lane on Poole Road.

Public engagement and consultation

Following the engagement exercise in May 2013 to find out local opinions from those who live and travel in the Poole Rd and Bourne Valley Road area, we designed a series of proposed improvement schemes.  These include reducing congestion, improving air quality and helping make public spaces more attractive. 
The proposed schemes are listed in the documents below. The consultation period on these proposals ran from 11 September - 4 October 2013.
  • Letters were sent to approximately 800 businesses and residents.

  • Homepage presence on this website, along with information and plans.  People were invited to fill out an online form.

  • Traders were visited and told of the consultation and public meeting.
  • Many traders put up posters in their shops and staff rooms.  Approx 20 more were put up on the road and surrounding areas.
  • A public meeting was held on 25 Sept 2013 at St Aldhelm's Church, lounge room from 2-8pm. 

Proposed schemes used for consultation were as follows:

The schemes were revised tasking into account comments provided during the consultation period and were approved following consideration at Transportation Advisory Group on 24 October 2013. The revised schemes are highlighted on the top document in the list of downloads to the right of this page.

 

What are the aims of the travel improvement projects?

The aims for all our travel improvement projects are to keep traffic flowing and encourage people to use more environmentally friendly ways to travel around, whether that’s by walking, cycling or using the bus or train. The knock-on effects (of the schemes) will help to reduce congestion, improve air quality, support the local economy and make public spaces more attractive.

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Funding available for Poole Road

The funding allocated for Poole Road, which includes Bourne Valley Junction, is £460,000.

Travel improvements could lead to:

  • improved journey time or reliability of bus journeys

  • better or new bus stops, shared footways and cycle ways

  • improved cycle and pedestrian crossings and how traffic flows in the vicinity of junctions

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Have your say - Poole Road

Public consultation on the proposed schemes closed on 4th October, 2013.

Related pages

Three Towns Travel e-alerts

We will continue to update these pages as the projects progress. You can also sign up to Three Towns Travel e-alerts by completing a short registration form.