Working with local businesses and the local transport operators, the Borough of Poole and Crest Nicholson are proud to present an innovative package of travel benefits, designed exclusively for the residents of Poole Quarter. This is known as a travel plan. Comprehensive and fully integrated, the Travel Benefits Package contains some amazing offers.
The RouteONE Bus Service
Linking Poole Quarter to the town centre, Poole Quay, local bus and rail stations and the hospital, Route One is a low floor bus service with level access for people with pushchairs or who use wheelchairs. Route One services operate between 9.30am and 3.30pm, from Monday to Friday, and right up to 6.00pm on Saturday. The round trip takes under 25 minutes. Increased morning and evening services are planned.
- Frequent service every 15-20 minutes
- Fixed fare for unlimited use
- Bus stops within easy walking distance from the development
- Bus arrival information displayed at bus shelters
Voucher & Discount Scheme
Two £50 Travel Vouchers will be issued to every household in the Poole Quarter development which can be used towards local transport initiatives which include:-
- Bus travel
- Rail travel
- Bicycle and/or safety equipment purchases at local shops
- Poole Quarter car club membership
Under ongoing negotiation, residents will also benefit from a range of commercial discounts plus the Travel Benefits Package.
Cycle Routes & Parking
Poole Quarter is designed to provide easy access to the town centre and to local shops, parks and services on foot and by bicycle. There is a marked-out central cycle route, which crosses Seldown Bridge Road at a signal-controlled crossing, with a cycle link through to Baiter Park.
There is secure underground parking in each main apartment block, which is well lit and equipped with stands, we also provide a heavy duty pump. Visitors can use the public cycle stands located throughout the site, or the secure cycle parking area, if met by a resident.
Parking Management Scheme
Poole Quarter's Travel Plan is designed to eliminate, where possible, the need to use a car for many of your journeys. As a result, each household is provided with a permit for one parking space. The aim of the scheme is to encourage full use of the on-site Car Club.
- Every household will be issued with a resident's parking permit
- There are time-restricted (daytime only) visitor spaces
- Commuter parking and 'park and shop' use is prohibited in and around the development
- Wheel clamping is implemented to ensure resident only parking
Commonwheels will be managing a Car Club which will allow residents to hire as and when required at an affordable low cost. Initially, one fuel efficient car will be available, with more planned as the site is developed. Ideal for a day trip out, shopping or special journeys, residents can save on car ownership and running costs with Poole Quarter's innovative scheme. Further information will be provided in The Residents Travel Plan Information Pack.
Lift Sharing Scheme
Residents are encouraged to join a car lift sharing initiative such as Liftshare or Carshare Dorset: www.carsharedorset.com. Open to residents and people living in the area, users can halve the cost of getting to work, save money on parking, meet new people and help the environment. Residents will receive details of how to join and use the lift-sharing website in your travel benefits package.
Local Highway Improvements
As part of the Poole Quarter scheme, Crest Nicholson will contribute to funding for improvements to local roundabouts to help ease traffic flow and to increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, a new lay-by has been constructed on Newfoundland Drive where visitors can park.
For more details on the travel benefits on offer, please contact the Poole Quarter Sales Centre on 0870 751 0476. In addition, homebuyers will receive on reservation a detailed leaflet outlining the Travel Plan, plus the travel benefits package. We will ask you for information about your personal travel needs, which will help us to work with you to provide you with the best comprehensive Travel Benefits Package for your own situation. This will include registration details for all the special new schemes and discount vouchers, on completion. Alternatively visit the Poole Quarter Travel Plan Information Hub via the following link: http://www.foxleytaggplanning.co.uk/poole-development-hub