Sandbanks bus lane to be removed

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HIGHWAYS chiefs have proposed removing the redundant Sandbanks Ferry bus lane to reduce “unsightly signage” in the area.

The bus lane, situated on Banks Road, has not been used for years, says Borough of Poole.

Council head of transportation Julian McLaughlin explained: “The bus lane was originally introduced to allow local bus services who run a published timetable, to access the Sandbanks Ferry without delays that could inconvenience passengers.

“The lane has not been used for several years due to the installation of a kerbside bus stop that enables bus passengers to safely dismount on to the pavement without the need to walk through the waiting cars.

“Removing the redundant bus lane will allow scope to reorganise the lane markings and reduce the amount of unsightly signage in this attractive area.”

Full details of the proposals can be examined at Borough of Poole’s Transportation Services, Civic Centre.

Residents have until the August 14 deadline to send their objections, support or other comments to Borough of Poole’s Transportation Services.

Meanwhile, investigations continue into how the ferry’s chain was damaged, leading to a two-day suspension of services, last month.

The incident happened at low tide as Brittany Ferries’ Barfleur sailed into Poole Harbour ahead of its return voyage to France.

The current Sandbanks Ferry – the 242ft Bramble Bush Bay – will be out of action for up to five weeks from early November, for a planned refit.

Anyone wanting to view the bus lane proposals are advised to telephone 01202 262 000 before their visit.

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12:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bandit_Mother says...

Removal of a 50m long bus lane is clearly worthy news....
Removal of a 50m long bus lane is clearly worthy news.... Bandit_Mother
  • Score: 14

1:10pm Wed 6 Aug 14

retry69 says...

"Unsightly signage" ? Remove all the" for sale signs " that would be better
"Unsightly signage" ? Remove all the" for sale signs " that would be better retry69
  • Score: 25

1:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

Presumably the bus lane didn't generate enough fines.

As for unsightly signs, most of the buildings on Sandbanks are more unsightly than a sign!
Presumably the bus lane didn't generate enough fines. As for unsightly signs, most of the buildings on Sandbanks are more unsightly than a sign! speedy231278
  • Score: 14

1:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

retry69 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Presumably the bus lane didn't generate enough fines.

As for unsightly signs, most of the buildings on Sandbanks are more unsightly than a sign!
You got the devil in you today haven't you :)
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Presumably the bus lane didn't generate enough fines. As for unsightly signs, most of the buildings on Sandbanks are more unsightly than a sign![/p][/quote]You got the devil in you today haven't you :) retry69
  • Score: 9

2:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mac340v8 says...

Now to get rid of all the other unnecessary paint around the area. Talk about graffiti - most of it is on the road...
Now to get rid of all the other unnecessary paint around the area. Talk about graffiti - most of it is on the road... mac340v8
  • Score: 10

2:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

on-the-sunny-side says...

haaaaa. I just fell off my chair laughing. removing one bus lane because its unsightly? have they failed to see that the whole town is unsightly. its blighted by signs. the ugliness of Poole is overwhelming.. clear the signs, the posts, the roadside barriers, the road markings , the excessive traffic lights, and street lights. lets have the simple life once more.
haaaaa. I just fell off my chair laughing. removing one bus lane because its unsightly? have they failed to see that the whole town is unsightly. its blighted by signs. the ugliness of Poole is overwhelming.. clear the signs, the posts, the roadside barriers, the road markings , the excessive traffic lights, and street lights. lets have the simple life once more. on-the-sunny-side
  • Score: 12

2:47pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Rasta dude says...

My word don't the people of sandbanks get a better deal than the rest of us I have a bus stop near my house full of fag butts a energy drink empty cans will they remove that I doubt it
My word don't the people of sandbanks get a better deal than the rest of us I have a bus stop near my house full of fag butts a energy drink empty cans will they remove that I doubt it Rasta dude
  • Score: 10

2:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

"The bus lane, situated on Banks Road, has not been used for years, says Borough of Poole." so why on earth has some well paid Officer in the Civic centre not noticed this and had it removed "years ago"?
"The bus lane, situated on Banks Road, has not been used for years, says Borough of Poole." so why on earth has some well paid Officer in the Civic centre not noticed this and had it removed "years ago"? muscliffman
  • Score: 9

2:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

Rasta dude wrote:
My word don't the people of sandbanks get a better deal than the rest of us I have a bus stop near my house full of fag butts a energy drink empty cans will they remove that I doubt it
No, not if it's still in use - this bus lane has been redundant for a very long time!
[quote][p][bold]Rasta dude[/bold] wrote: My word don't the people of sandbanks get a better deal than the rest of us I have a bus stop near my house full of fag butts a energy drink empty cans will they remove that I doubt it[/p][/quote]No, not if it's still in use - this bus lane has been redundant for a very long time! muscliffman
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Wed 6 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

So why have they continued to paint it
So why have they continued to paint it kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Rasta dude says...

muscliffman wrote:
Rasta dude wrote:
My word don't the people of sandbanks get a better deal than the rest of us I have a bus stop near my house full of fag butts a energy drink empty cans will they remove that I doubt it
No, not if it's still in use - this bus lane has been redundant for a very long time!
What I meant was shouldn't they spend money on cleaning the streets properly, not wasting it on making the people of sandbanks happy if it's not in use drive in it just change the priority order of use of road. Its quite easy and much cheaper .
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rasta dude[/bold] wrote: My word don't the people of sandbanks get a better deal than the rest of us I have a bus stop near my house full of fag butts a energy drink empty cans will they remove that I doubt it[/p][/quote]No, not if it's still in use - this bus lane has been redundant for a very long time![/p][/quote]What I meant was shouldn't they spend money on cleaning the streets properly, not wasting it on making the people of sandbanks happy if it's not in use drive in it just change the priority order of use of road. Its quite easy and much cheaper . Rasta dude
  • Score: 3

9:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

anotherfatslob says...

Make it a cycle lane instead,I won't use it though,too badly designed.
Make it a cycle lane instead,I won't use it though,too badly designed. anotherfatslob
  • Score: 0

1:19am Thu 7 Aug 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

How about removing the ferry and replacing it with a larger one.
How about removing the ferry and replacing it with a larger one. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -1

7:44am Thu 7 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Presumably the bus lane didn't generate enough fines.

As for unsightly signs, most of the buildings on Sandbanks are more unsightly than a sign!
Too right, much prefer the older houses, wouldn't like to live in one of those characterless monstosities. They just look so cold and uninviting, all t*ts and no teeth. I like older houses that are comfortable and you can feel they have history and character. Something the new building don't have.

Sandbanks scenery from the beach to the sea is fantastic, the buildings not!!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Presumably the bus lane didn't generate enough fines. As for unsightly signs, most of the buildings on Sandbanks are more unsightly than a sign![/p][/quote]Too right, much prefer the older houses, wouldn't like to live in one of those characterless monstosities. They just look so cold and uninviting, all t*ts and no teeth. I like older houses that are comfortable and you can feel they have history and character. Something the new building don't have. Sandbanks scenery from the beach to the sea is fantastic, the buildings not!! FerryFan
  • Score: 1

12:28pm Thu 7 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
So why have they continued to paint it
So they didn't have to make the painter redundant. Jobs for the lads, and all that at the council... ;-)
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: So why have they continued to paint it[/p][/quote]So they didn't have to make the painter redundant. Jobs for the lads, and all that at the council... ;-) speedy231278
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Broomers2003 says...

The bus lane mentioned is the very short one from the yellow box junction by the toilets that leads up to the ferry slipway, on the right-hand side of all the approach lanes to the ferry.

As a driver of the bus route 50 that traverses the ferry - not only is it easier and safer to offload and board passengers by the kerbside, the bus lane is too narrow on the bend to negotiate it, without the risk of scraping the bus on the low wall on the offside, therefore drivers prefer to pull up on the nearside.

I assume by removing the bus lane the lane nearest the cafe/stores will be widened slightly, making it easier for cars and other vehicles to pass the bus to reach the car park while it's waiting for the ferry.

Providing people actually pay attention to the box junction and not straddle lanes or partially block the box (as sometimes happens), the bus and other vehicles can pass on the nearside.
The bus lane mentioned is the very short one from the yellow box junction by the toilets that leads up to the ferry slipway, on the right-hand side of all the approach lanes to the ferry. As a driver of the bus route 50 that traverses the ferry - not only is it easier and safer to offload and board passengers by the kerbside, the bus lane is too narrow on the bend to negotiate it, without the risk of scraping the bus on the low wall on the offside, therefore drivers prefer to pull up on the nearside. I assume by removing the bus lane the lane nearest the cafe/stores will be widened slightly, making it easier for cars and other vehicles to pass the bus to reach the car park while it's waiting for the ferry. Providing people actually pay attention to the box junction and not straddle lanes or partially block the box (as sometimes happens), the bus and other vehicles can pass on the nearside. Broomers2003
  • Score: 0

6:35pm Thu 7 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
How about removing the ferry and replacing it with a larger one.
I understand it's someone's dream to build a bridge across,now that would be something.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: How about removing the ferry and replacing it with a larger one.[/p][/quote]I understand it's someone's dream to build a bridge across,now that would be something. retry69
  • Score: 0

1:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

504gld says...

dahlin sweetie one can't get the Mercedes along there with that thing transporting peasant people
dahlin sweetie one can't get the Mercedes along there with that thing transporting peasant people 504gld
  • Score: 0

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