Have your say and influence plans for Wallisdown Road

Posted on Monday 30th July 2018
More than 2100 people have already taken part in a survey to help shape future improvements for Wallisdown Road.

Residents, businesses and commuters have until Friday 3 August to take part in the survey which will influence major changes that will take place at Wallisdown Crossroads and Boundary Roundabout.  

From improved cycle routes and bus facilities, more convenient crossing points, wider pavements and cycleways, to general enhancements to the local environment, the overall improvements will aim to:

  • improve access to public transport, walking and cycling facilities
  • reduce road collisions and casualties
  • create a higher quality public space, and
  • improve journeys for motorists

 As a key commuter route serving two universities, both Wallisdown Crossroads and Boundary Roundabout are used by approximately 35,000 vehicles a day.

Larry Austin, Service Director for Environment, said: “Wallisdown Road is a major commuter route between Bournemouth and Poole.  The response to this survey demonstrates how important the future improvements are to those who live, work and travel in this part of town.  We would encourage anyone who has an interest in Wallisdown Road to use this opportunity and shape the changes that will take place.”

Since the survey opened at the beginning of July the Council has received 2107 responses.   The survey will close on Friday 3 August 2018.  To take part visit bournemouth.gov.uk/wallisdownroad.

The improvements at Wallisdown Road are underway following a successful £2 million government grant to develop the road network at Wallisdown Crossroads, and an additional £1.3 million secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) via the Government’s Local Growth Fund for Boundary Roundabout.

Jim Stewart, Chair Dorset LEP, said: “Dorset LEP is pleased to have been able to secure up to £1.3 million for this major upgrade to a critical Bournemouth-Poole commuter corridor, especially with its emphasis on sustainable transport. The scheme will help address the wider long-standing congestion and road safety issues along the Wallisdown Road, which currently present a significant cost to the local economy.”

On the ground work at Wallisdown Road is likely to take place in 2020.