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Environmental traffic measures will encourage walking and cycling in Poole

BCP Council is determined to make life easier for people who choose to walk or cycle.

Beryl bike share encourages cycling and is available in Bournemouth and Poole - in the current COVID-19 climate, please sanitise hands and wipe down the bike
Beryl bike share encourages cycling and is available in Bournemouth and Poole - in the current COVID-19 climate, please sanitise hands and wipe down the bike

The next initiatives to be introduced are trial traffic measures to Whitecliff Road and Darby’s Lane in Poole from next Monday 17 August.

Funded by the government’s emergency active travel fund, the schemes contribute to the council’s aims of tackling the climate and ecological emergency.

Whitecliff Road will be closed to all motor traffic at Keyhole Bridge, with timber planters allowing only walking and cycling under the bridge.

Similarly, Darby’s Lane will be closed to all motor traffic at the junction with Wimborne Road and Fernside Road, again using timber planters plus appropriate signage. Motor vehicle access to adjacent businesses and residential roads will not be affected and the timing of traffic signals at the New Inn and Dorchester Road junctions will be adjusted to account for the change in traffic flows.

Councillor Andy Hadley, portfolio holder for Transport and Infrastructure, BCP Council, said, “Targeted low traffic neighbourhood measures such as these encourage walking and cycling for short journeys, without anyone losing access to homes and businesses. In this way we can produce safer communities while simultaneously pursuing a sustainable environment.”

BCP Council is implementing these trial schemes under an experimental traffic regulation order, with residents invited to have their say on the changes over the next six months before any decision is made on making them permanent.

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  1. Will you be looking at the numerous road humps around town that are anti-cyclist?
    The best from a cyclist point of view are those splats of rubber in the middle of the lane, a cycle can pass to the left if there is no parked vehicle or down the middle if there is no oncoming traffic.
    The worst are monster planters with rumble bricks and either a tiny gap for rainwater at the edge with matching elbow destroying bollards or a mass of bricks forcing you into the middle of the road
    By all means carry on closing roads and scratching your heads about increase journey times, but trying to fool us it is about the cyclist without cleaning up your current mess is running out of steam

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