WORK to install new cycle lanes, speed bumps and a 20mph zone in Bournemouth is expected to last until October. 

The final phase of work along Glenferness Avenue around Leven Avenue, Benellen Avenue, Branksome Wood Road, Queen’s Road and Prince of Wales Road into the Upper Gardens starts on May 20.  

Widened cycle lanes and pavements, a section of stepped cycle lanes, a 20mph zone are all planned as part of the road closure. 

BCP Council has been asked what roads the 20mph speed limit applies to. 

Bournemouth Echo: Glenferness Avenue

Toucan, parallel and zebra crossings are all planned as part of the ‘safe and sustainable travel route’ as well. 

Leven Avenue at its junction with Glenferness Avenue will be closed to traffic for 20 weeks. 

A series of temporary localised closures will also take place at the following junctions: 

  • Leven Avenue, Walsford Road and Benellen Avenue 
  • Benellen Road and Glenferness Avenue 
  • Walsford Road and Glenferness Avenue 
  • Benellen Gardens and Branksome Wood Road 
  • Benellen Road and Benellen Avenue 

Diversion routes for the closures will be signposted. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained. 

Following this phase of work, improvements will move to Branksome Wood Road, Queen’s Road and Prince of Wales Road completing the sustainable route links into the town centre. 

Bournemouth Echo: 20mph limits will be coming to the Glenferness Avenue area20mph limits will be coming to the Glenferness Avenue area (Image: Newsquest)

The 20mph speed limit zone will be introduced along Leven Avenue, Walsford Road, Benellen Avenue, Benellen Road, Benellen Gardens, and Leven Close.

Cabinet member for the environment Andy Hadley said: “This significant investment in sustainable travel is making a real, practical difference to our local community. 

“It gives many more people the confidence and opportunity to make safe and healthy journeys by foot, wheel and bike to local schools, our universities, town centre and employment areas between Bournemouth, Talbot Woods, Winton and Wallisdown. 

“As a council we are committed to providing and encouraging use of active travel facilities. Doing so not only reduces traffic congestion and our environmental footprint but creates healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities. 

“I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience while these important improvements are undertaken. We’re all looking forward to the work finishing and the new facilities open and ready for use.” 

Glenferness Avenue has been closed since last month for various work including resurfacing and cycle lanes. 

With funding from south east Dorset’s Transforming Cities Fund, the work is part of the “sustainable travel route” linking Bournemouth town centre and Ferndown.