We have been jointly awarded funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) with BCP Council, to invest in sustainable transport across the south east Dorset city region.

We have a programme budget of £102m funded by:
  • TCF (£79m)
  • Dorset Council and BCP Council
  • Sustrans
  • local business groups and transport companies

Our aims

The programme aims to:
  • transform local travel
  • help to reduce road congestion and pollution
  • improve air quality
  • bring economic and health benefits

Improvements we're making

The TCF money can only be used for investment in sustainable travel. We will use it to make: 
  • a network of 78km of new cycling and walking routes
  • bus improvements across our region, connecting major housing, employment, education and retail centres
  • safe, green and healthy travel options to get around, rather than relying on a car, particularly for shorter journeys
There are 6 sustainable travel routes planned as part of the programme. Two of these routes have sections in the Dorset Council authority area.
The routes are:
  • Poole town centre to/from Ferndown and Wimborne
  • Poole town centre to/from Wareham Road, Holton Heath
Find out more about the Transforming Cities Fund programme.
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Future improvements

Improvement works are also planned for these road sections:
  • Ham Lane - Hampreston Cross to Longham Mini roundabouts
  • Christchurch Road – Longham mini roundabouts to Parley Cross
  • Longham Area - Longham Bridge to Ham Lane and Christchurch Road
  • Poole Town Centre to/from Wareham Road, Holton Heath
  • Upton to Holton Heath - Sandy Lane to A351 Wareham Road
We will update this page once we have more information.