30mph speed limit for Wimborne Road and Stapehill Road
Dorset Council is proposing a speed limit reduction from 40mph to 30mph along Wimborne Road and Stapehill Road in Ferndown to enhance safety for residents. The introduction of the new Transforming Cities Fund programme walking and cycling paths in the area – and the expected increase in people walking and cycling – has been a key driver for the proposal, alongside longstanding residential concerns about road safety on Stapehill Road and requests from the local community for a lower speed limit.
The proposed speed limit reduction on Wimborne Road runs from Canford Bottom Roundabout (Wimborne Road West) to the existing 30mph zone just before Batstone Way and from Trickett’s Cross Roundabout (Wimborne Road East) to the existing 30mph zone near Monkton Close.
The proposed speed limit reduction on Stapehill Road is along the northern section of the road running from the junction with Wimborne Road West to just south of Pompeys Lane.