SPECIAL new direction signs will be installed in Christchurch to encourage residents and visitors to walk and cycle.
Part of BCP Council’s Transforming Travel programme, the distinctive totems provide easy-to-read maps clearly showing routes to stations, hospitals, car parks, retail centres, parks and places of interest.
Twenty are due to be erected in the town from March at key locations along the proposed Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) sustainable transport routes.
Locally the totems are intended to help connect the railway station with the hospital, the high street, the Priory and the harbour.
Cllr Michael Greene, BCP Council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “The wayfinding totems are designed to encourage both residents and visitors to walk and cycle.
“By providing clear information the maps will show how quick and easy it is to walk or hop on a bike to access local amenities and explore the local neighbourhood.”
The signs are being funded by a combination of money secured from the £102m TCF programme by BCP and Dorset councils and Local Growth Deal funding from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership.