SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Gorsecliff Road

taken 1 year ago, near to Ensbury, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Ensbury Park: Gorsecliff Road
Ensbury Park: Gorsecliff Road
A two-segment road of early 20th century detached houses, off what was then the minor Boundary Road. Since the early 1980s, when Boundary Road became the main A347 into Bournemouth, Gorsecliff Road has become a busy cut-through to miss the Ensbury Park Gyratory, as it is the first through road turn-off northbound, after Glenmoor school grounds.

As these houses were built before off-road parking was a consideration, it can get rather snarled up where someone queuing to pull out does so between parked cars, blocking the way for oncoming traffic.

It is easy to blame it on bravado or impatience and it often is but there are times when one just doesn't realise until it is too late to do anything about it.

The sign is a modern one, from 2010-15 when this more modern, abstract emblem rather than the traditional town coat of arms as the working logo of the council.

This is photo no.168 of a series of 453 in my coronavirus lockdown walking project:
See Link for the complete set of photos.
My coronavirus lockdown walking project :: SZ0795

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, on 23 March 2020 the government announced a lockdown which effectively confined people to their homes, apart from essential journeys which included vital shopping, to help vulnerable people, and one period of exercise per day.

There was speculation about whether driving to a place of exercise, such as a beauty spot, was acceptable and guidelines were quickly made, that exercise should take place locally and direct from home.

So I drew a 2km radius around my home on a map and set out to walk along, across or past every named street and footpath within this circle.

I found that there are 451 such roads/paths, not including roads whose postal address is part of another road already included (such as some Courts, Terraces and Mews).

I undertook to take a photo of a sign for each one, mainly with some context of the road itself. They can all be viewed, along with my 2km map, here: Link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0796 9438 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.9382N 1:53.3122W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0794 9439
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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