Funding

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.