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Have your say on Ashley Road improvements

Residents in Poole can have their say on how £1 million will be spent to improve travel along Ashley Road in Parkstone.

Borough of Poole has allocated funding from the £12.1 million Three Towns Travel project for travel options in between Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch and wants to hear the views of local people.

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The government-funded improvements along Ashley Road are themed around:
* Better bus stops and improved bus journey time/reliability
* On-street cycle lanes and secure bicycle storage
* More pedestrian crossings, particularly for people with disabilities
* Better local environment, including more planting and improved air quality
* Reduced traffic congestion

People can complete an online questionnaire about what is important for Ashley Road which will be available until Friday 10 May 2013. You will also find more information about the Three Towns Travel project.

Council staff will also be at Branksome Library, in Ashley Road, on Friday 19 April 2013 between 10am and 6pm to answer any questions about the scheme, listen to residents' views on what the improvements could look like and to offer help with completing the questionnaire.

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Local Economy, Borough of Poole, said: "We will use the responses from this survey, along with information gathered from a previous public engagement exercise carried out in February, to help shape travel improvement proposals along Ashley Road. So whether you walk, cycle, use the bus or car, please complete the questionnaire as your opinions do count in shaping Ashley Road for the future."

Once the priorities have been established from this exercise, options for improvements will be drawn up for consideration. A consultation on these options will be held in the summer, with the works likely to start later this year for completion by Spring 2015.