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155351Photo #155351Alongside the current path from the recreation area to Poole could a separate cycle lane be put in please . Often pedestrians and cyclists currently clash by sharing the path and not having adequate space or a division for each .Cycleway:
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155286Photo #155286Path should be widened and paint should be added to divide pedestrians and cyclistsCycleway:
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155285Photo #155285Good path but could be better lit by lights especially in the winter.Cycleway:
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155284Photo #155284Better signage needed here, there should be a sign telling cyclists to go left to reach Upton Country Park (travelling east to west)Cycleway:
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155186Photo #155186We need to complete the cycle path round Holes Bay starting from Cobbs Quay to the twin sails bridge. The route into town from here is along the busy Blandford Road. A link should branch off to the library and schools which would make this a much safer route.Cycleway:
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155168Photo #155168People going from Glenair to St Peter's have to cross without using a crossing or use two or three crossings to get to that part of town. Another crossing option outside the printer's at the top of Britannia Road, allowing people to cross over to the Ox side, would make a lot of sense and take a lot of risk out of the crossing - this is currently dangerous as people go for buses or to the restaurants and pubs up that road. I have seen too many near misses. It is only a matter of time . . . .Track:
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155167Photo #155167There are frequent issues with cyclists taking a short cut to Sandbanks Road to avoid going around the Civic Centre roundabout. We've had to get onto the road on occasion as cyclists with young ones go the wrong way when they shouldn't be on the pavement anyway. We need a route through from Sandbanks Road to the Park with sufficient room for people to pass safely at any time, not just during the pandemic.Track:
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155090Photo #155090Segregated cycleway along Lilliput road linking Lilliput and Canford Cliffs please.Cycleway:
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155048Photo #155048Segregated cycleway along Lilliput Road linking Lilliput and Canford Cliffs please.Cycleway:
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154870Photo #154870This old very poor footpath is totally unsuitable for dual usage, firstly surface is very bumpy, poor repaired and too narrow for dual users. Why spend all the money on Canford Way section and not upgrade this missing link as bikers will still stick to road use and frustrate drivers.Track:
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154869Photo #154869This old very poor footpath is totally unsuitable for dual usage, firstly surface is very bumpy, poor repaired and too narrow for dual users. Why spend all the money on Canford Way section and not upgrade this missing link as bikers will still stick to road use and frustrate drivers.Track:
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154868Photo #154868Why is there such a pinch point in this great enhanced works carried
out recently,it's just a flower bed!?
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154867Photo #154867This cycle lane both sides is still the old width and with traffic still not keeping to 30 mph is hairy to travel on in both directions. Why when you removed the 40mph signs by Wallace Road did you not leave the 39 mph one and turn it around on post instead of removed and posts left lit on nothing at all.!? Sorry, total non thinking going on. This is on a steep down hill bit right after village and people are used to 40.
Plus, speed camera so far has only been on up side at Barn Rd.
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154863Photo #154863Dedicated cycle lane here linking to Poole ParkCycleway:
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154861Photo #154861River Way is a residential area and would benefit from a LTN designation.I suggest blocking River Way between Stour Way and Old Barn Rd to stop traffic using River Way as a rat-run. It would then become a safer cycle route to link Jumpers to the north. River Way has become busy with speeding traffic since calming was introduced on the Grove. It is so busy that residents now park on the pavement despite the road being reasonably wide.Temporary closure:
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154855Photo #154855There is a pathway alongside Longmeadow Lane, Creekmoor, which I guess 80% of cyclists use when heading to/from Creekmoor. Heading North, if you use the Trailway Path the surface isn't tarmaced. Riding up Longmeadow Road and turning right into Woodpecker Drive can leave you waiting in the middle of the road with traffic passing quite quickly either side. As so many cyclists already use that footpath, can it be made a bit wider. I both walk and cycle to/from Upton Country Park.Track:
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154854Photo #154854It can be very tricky to cross the road at the top of Evening Hill - please could consideration to a crossing here be given.Temporary closure:
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154853Photo #154853Please can drop kerbs be added to this road crossing.Track:
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154852Photo #154852This is a difficult crossing as there are cars parked on the northern side of Lilliput Rd and it bends as the road goes up the hill, cars travelling east naturally pick up speed and are hardest to spot - a combined cycle and pedestrian crossing here would make family trips to the harbour and beach much less stressful.Temporary closure:
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154851Photo #154851This is quite a difficult right hand turn on a bike as going up a hill with a blind summit. I have also witnessed a car-to-car near miss turning right out of Blake Hill Cresent onto Antony's Avenue. It may work to reduce the speed along Antony's Avenue in light of this tricky junction.Temporary closure:
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154850Photo #154850Make this a cycle routeCycleway:
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154832Photo #154832Please build a bridge here, the current layout means there are far too many corners increasing the chances of a collision with a pedestrian or cyclist.Cycleway:
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154823Photo #154823Route to/from Rockley ParkCycleway:
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154822Photo #154822ChicaneObstruction:
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154821Photo #154821Route to the station via this small path into the housing estateCycleway:
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154820Photo #154820Gate used which makes cycle access awkwardObstruction:
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154819Photo #154819Cut-through to the stationCycleway:
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154818Photo #154818Cut-through to the stationCycleway:
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154724Photo #154724Clearer signage on road saying THIS is where you ride your bikes!Cycleway:
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154723Photo #154723No cycling signs - tour De hamworthy on a top regular basis!Track:
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154315Photo #154315At Swithun’s Road, Southcote Road and Drummond Road. Work needed to stop rat run, improve cycle safety and bumping up on pavements which have been wrecked. Ideal route for cyclists and pedestrians between Boscombe and Travel interchange.Temporary closure:
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154253Photo #154253Tarmac the wide double mud path created by walkers feet at the top of the cliff right next to the fence. (Fencing also need maintenance)Track:
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154252Photo #154252On-pavement cycle lane for cyclists exiting the A35 subway and connecting to BargatesCycleway:
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154251Photo #154251At Swithun’s Road, Southcote Road and Drummond Road. Work needed to stop rat run, improve cycle safety and bumping up on pavements which have been wrecked. Ideal route for cyclists and pedestrians between Boscombe and Travel interchange.Temporary closure:
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153383Photo #153383Allow cycling on this short footpath for quieter, safer access to Christchurch Rail StationCycleway:
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153382Photo #153382Allow cycling on this short footpath for quieter, safer access to Christchurch Rail StationCycleway:
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153380Photo #153380Change to cycle route access away from the pedestrian path (too angled & steep & narrow to use) to the vehicle roadCycleway:
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153379Photo #153379Make the short one-way section of Danesbury Avenue two-way for cyclistsCycleway:
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153377Photo #153377This cycle route (avoiding one-way vehicle street) needs better signage at both ends & painted on it, pleaseCycleway:
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153376Photo #153376North-east half of on-road cycle path completely blocked by parked cars - occupants off in playground & sports fields - enforce OR move either onto pavement or out into roadwayCycleway:
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153101Photo #153101Remove barriers to make it accessible for large buggiesTrack:
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153100Photo #153100Remove barriers to make it accessible for large buggiesTrack:
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152853Photo #152853Make into a cycle lane as no longer needed for airplanesCycleway:
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152625Photo #152625A traffic filter would look great here and be observed working by our local councillor.Temporary closure:
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152615Photo #152615Pedestrian crossing. Almost daily issues with cars not stopping and near misses whilst on the crossing with my young children. A death waiting to happen. Traffic light, flashing lights or lollipop person would solve the issueTemporary closure:
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152557Photo #152557Used as a rat run to avoid Poole Road. Excessive speed as no calming measures implemented, 20mph signs ignored.Temporary closure:
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152555Photo #152555Have had numerous near misses on this zebra crossing with cars not stopping or slowing down despite me actually being half way across the crossing with my children. Every day I see drivers speeding through this crossing with people half way across (often young children on their way to/from primary school). Something needs to be done to make this safer before a serious accident happens.Temporary closure:
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152487Photo #152487Overgrown trees and bushes preventing access to Hoburne Lane for cyclists and walkersCycleway:
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152411Photo #152411The road works started in January and still have the odd bumpy pavements and their signs haven't been taken down, this is 5 months later. Also can you please add a bus that travels to Bournemouth from the West Street stop.Track:
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152212Photo #152212Improve safety on mandatory cycle lane here (wands/raised kerb?) Solid white line regularly crossed by cars entering from roundaboutCycleway:
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152210Photo #152210Better visibility/priority for cyclists as cars come very fast off the slip round to join the roundabout.Cycleway:
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152143Photo #152143This part of St Mary’s Rd seems far too much through traffic - filter would be great here.Temporary closure:
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151990Photo #151990Cars waiting to join the main road often block the cycle way here - maybe some signage to make them look for approaching bikes?Cycleway:
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151884Photo #151884Clear these bridleways to allow for safer cycling to ring woodCycleway:
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151881Photo #151881Cycleways needed to protect children cycling to school. Too many speeding cars (parents!) at drop off/collection timesCycleway:
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151834Photo #151834Roundabout is inconvenient and unsafe on foot and by bike. Subway is unpleasant. Redesign junction with better crossings for pedestrians and safe provision for cycling.Cycleway:
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151799Photo #151799Cyclists use the pavement as there is no safe space on the road, this is dangerous when cars are entering/exiting driveways. Create dedicated cycle laneCycleway:
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151750Photo #151750All bridleways can be used by cyclists, so cycles can use this bridlewayCycleway:
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151739Photo #151739Convert the wide pavement to a cycle and footpath. These should be each segregated with clear markings.Cycleway:
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151737Photo #151737Rather than being known as a "Footpath to nowhere" - this should lead through to the Castleman Trailway at Merley - as shown on old mapsTrack:
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151736Photo #151736The path should carry on north here along the old S&D railway trackbed towards Ashington.Track:
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151735Photo #151735Overgrown bushes narrows path. If bushes were cut back and a little work carried out to the surface - it could be made twice as wideCycleway:
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151734Photo #151734This is a real pinch point bringing walkers/runners in conflict with cyclists - suggest removing one row of spaces from car park and replacing them with a cycleway that joins the path further upCycleway:
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151710Photo #151710The footpath/cycleway alongside the A35 Somerford By-Pass is unsatisfactory. It is too narrow to accommodate all users and it is dangerous to have speeding cars inches away from pedestrians and cyclists. A raised Walk/Cycleway following the line of the railway track could be installed in the fields away from the traffic. This would provide a safe link between Highcliffe and Christchurch town centre, for both commuting and recreational use.

It should form part of the infrastructure plans for the proposed new housing development behind Sainsburys. The provision of a safe and attractive footpath/cycleway would mean new and existing residents would be less car dependent.

Safe walking and cycling routes away from traffic are desperately needed.
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151704Photo #151704The footpath/cycleway alongside the A35 Somerford By-Pass is unsatisfactory. It is too narrow to accommodate all users and it is dangerous to have speeding cars inches away from pedestrians and cyclists. A raised Walk/Cycleway following the line of the railway track could be installed in the fields away from the traffic. This would provide a safe link between Highcliffe and Christchurch town centre, for both commuting and recreational use.

It should form part of the infrastructure plans for the proposed new housing development behind Sainsburys. The provision of a safe and attractive footpath/cycleway would mean new and existing residents would be less car dependent.

Safe walking and cycling routes away from traffic are desperately needed.
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151673Photo #151673We ride to Avonwood primary school everyday down this road. There is no way I could safely allow my children to ride on the busy road. As a school there are 100s of children who would benefit from a safe off road cycle path along Harewood Avenue. The pavement is more than wide enough to allow cycles and pedestrians to use or perhaps you could cut back some of the foliage to widen the pavement. Or something similar they did to the pavements near the lower end of Christchurch Road nr Exton and Warnford Road.Cycleway:
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151663Photo #151663Either ban on street parking or ban large vehicles using stour road station side to create space for safe cycling and pedestrian routes particularly with the number of school children using this route. This would also improve traffic flow and pollution from stationary vehicles.Temporary closure:
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151661Photo #151661My son cycles up to school. We have been actively encouraged to use bikes to school. It would be an excellent idea to have cycle lanes. This makes it both safe for people walking and people cycling. I have seen two people being knocked off bikes recently, one towards the bottom end and one at the top of Harewood. My son is only 6 so I would not allow him on the roads. We live in Corhampton road, so for us using Harewood ave with cycle lanes would make going to school a much safer journeyCycleway:
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151652Photo #151652Cycle lane for children going to schoolCycleway:
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151648Photo #151648A cycle route is needed desperately to keep the many children going to and from primary and secondary school on this street safe.Cycleway:
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151647Photo #151647Crossing Petersfield at the junction to Harewood Avenue to get to and from school is a terrible accident waiting to happen. Hundreds of children and parents trying to cycle and walk across Petersfield while cars are travelling up and down each of the roads on the cross roads. A survey needs to be carried out with traffic consultants advising on how best to make this safe: one way system, crossing, cycle crossing?Temporary closure:
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151646Photo #151646My son cycles up to school. We have been actively encouraged to use bikes to school. It would be an excellent idea to have cycle lanes. This makes it both safe for people walking and people cycling. I have seen two people being knocked off bikes recently, one towards the bottom end and one at the top of Harewood. My son is only 6 so I would not allow him on the roads. We live in Corhampton road, so for us using Harewood ave with cycle lanes would make going to school a much safer journeyCycleway:
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151645Photo #151645I cycle to Avonwood primary school with my 2 children every day along Harewood Avenue. As do many other families. Cycle paths would be an excellent idea...there is no way I feel happy about cycling on the road with a 6 and 8 year old so have to use the pavement. Also in they will be cycling to school by themselves when they are old enough. Decent cycleways are definitely going to be needed. The path is very wide all the way along. Plenty of space available.Cycleway:
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151644Photo #151644We walk to school or cycle daily. From Droxford Road along Harewood Avenue to Avonwood Primary School. My child will soon be able to cycle by herself but it is too dangerous to allow her to cycle on the road as it is too busy (especially during school drop offs and collections). The pavement is wide enough to separate pedestrians and cycles - could there be some pavement markings to separate the two so that children can cycle to school safely?Cycleway:
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151643Photo #151643We ride to Avonwood primary school everyday down this road. There is no way I could safely allow my children to ride on the busy road. As a school there are 100s of children who would benefit from a safe off road cycle path along Harewood Avenue. The pavement is more than wide enough to allow cycles and pedestrians to use.
Please can you investigate, I'm happy to get a list of names and addresses of those in support. Thank you
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151635Photo #151635Barrack Road is an important cycle way for commuters and school children and at present it is too busy with traffic to be safe to cycle on without a dedicated cycle lane. This must be addressed.Cycleway:
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151634Photo #151634I have almost been hit by cars at this junction a number of times as the view up Oak Avenue is often obscured by parked cars/vans. Double yellow lines for a good distance either side of the junction would make a difference.Temporary closure:
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151610Photo #151610The footpath/cycleway alongside the A35 Somerford By-Pass is unsatisfactory. It is too narrow to accommodate all users and it is dangerous to have speeding cars inches away from pedestrians and cyclists. A raised Walk/Cycleway following the line of the railway track could be installed in the fields away from the traffic. This would provide a safe link between Highcliffe and Christchurch town centre, for both commuting and recreational use.
It should form part of the infrastructure plans for the proposed new housing development behind Sainsburys. The provision of a safe and attractive footpath/cycleway would mean new and existing residents would be less car dependent.
Safe walking and cycling routes away from traffic are desperately needed.
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151530Photo #151530Crossing needed for pedestrians and cyclists exiting Queens ParkTrack:
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151529Photo #151529Crossing needed for pedestrians and cyclists exiting Queens ParkTrack:
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151503Photo #151503There is no pavement on this railway bridge. The route is used on foot by numerous school children going to Talbot Heath School, who have to walk in the road. Cars coming round the bend from the south at higher speeds can pose a significant hazard to pedestrians, particularly during darker mornings and evenings in the winter. I suggest a protected footpath on the western side of the bridge, with vehicle traffic subject to a 'give way to oncoming vehicles' arrangement to make space for the footpath. Improving the pedestrian route would encourage more journeys on foot to the school, and thus reduce vehicle traffic.Track:
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151456Photo #151456The one-way pedestrian walk ways need clearer signage/markings.

At present there is only one metal sign at each end of the bridge to explain the new system and these signs are being missed, misunderstood or ignored by people.

One Way Arrows should be marked on the surface of both pavements all the way along the bridge, to indicate to pedestrians the correct side to use.
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151455Photo #151455Wasted council money now a dangerous roundaboutTemporary closure:
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151410Photo #151410Remove planters and restore access for all road usersTrack:
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151396Photo #151396No cycle lanesTrack:
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151328Photo #151328Allow bicycles to use this route - its already used by the wide, long & motorised land train after all!Cycleway:
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151297Photo #151297This area would not be a problem if it weren’t for the parked vehicles blocking the pavement. When Winton / Glenmoor and Winton primary school finish it is extremely crowded with pedestrians, students waiting at bus stops and large groups waiting outside shops. The parked vehicles take up huge amounts of pavement.Track:
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151296Photo #151296Too narrow for the amount of pedestrians on school run from Winton Primary and Winton and Glenmoor. Even worse with Coronavirus and staggered start /finish times. The whole one way system is quite dangerous for people walking, especially with small children. Crossing places are also unsafe.Track:
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151282Photo #151282Surely having the filter here rather than at the Fernside Rd Junction would cause less disruption to residents of Churchfield Rd, removing the need for an excessive diversion via Civic Centre gyratory while retaining the benefit?Temporary closure:
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151265Photo #151265Cycle lanes on the promenade would be very dangerous. They will lead to increased speeding and how will families in beach huts stay safe? It would be dangerous to cross to the sea. The promenade is for walkers and beach and beach hut users.Temporary closure:
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151221Photo #151221Eastbound traffic turning into Chine Crescent from West Cliff Rd often does not slow down for the corner as the angle is shallow, this is a danger for people crossing the road near the junction. I suggest a small extension to the pavement, maybe with a plant pot, squaring off the corner a little bit will mean the faster vehicles will have to slow down.Track:
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151210Photo #151210Lindsay Road is a great alternative to Poole Road for bikes as it is wider, but when vehicles attempt to turn right and have to cross oncoming traffic, the cars immediately behind the one turning often attempt to undertake the stationary vehicle and in doing so cross the solid white line into the cycle lane, often without looking in their mirror to see if there is a bike behind them. This is especially bad for cars traveling westbound, turning right into the Tesco car park.

The cycle lane all along Lindsay Road should be protected/segregated with wands or similar to stop cars encroaching
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151209Photo #151209Congestion, dangerous parking and not enough space for pedestrians or cyclists during school run. Create 1-way system. Probably 2 anticlockwise loops with left turns only, including Windsor Road, Kimberley Rd, Powell Rd and Alton Rd.Temporary closure:
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151207Photo #151207Provide a link from the path behind Poole high school all the way to the train station. Away from traffic and alongside the train tracks.Cycleway:
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151171Photo #151171This is a cycle route however there’s a ‘kissing’ gate preventing adult bikes from accessing the route.Cycleway:
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151170Photo #151170This road is on the recommended cycle route and signposted so. Unfortunately cars use it as a cut through to avoid the main Alma Road and tend to speed down it causing it to be unsafe for cyclists who have been directed to go that route by the blue cycle route signs and by google maps.Temporary closure:
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151158Photo #151158Terrible traffic run through, too fast, inconsiderate. Many children use this road to go to school, the lollipop lady puts her life on the line every time she steps out into the road!! Please close the road to traffic!!Temporary closure:
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151106Photo #151106Block the road to stop dangerous rat run. Also to stop drug dealers outside Alexandra Park.Temporary closure:
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151076Photo #151076Used as a rat run to avoid Poole Road. Excessive speed as no calming measures implemented, 20mph signs ignored.Temporary closure:
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151072Photo #151072Used as a cut through to avoid Ashley Road.
Making it parking for residents only and accessible for cyclists and walkers only would make it safer and means the cyclists could avoid Ashley Road traffic
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