Transforming Cities Fund

South East Dorset Bid into Department of Transport's Transforming Cities Fund 

Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset, Christchurch, East Dorset and Purbeck councils have submitted a major application to the Department for Transport (DfT) for funding to transform transport within the South East Dorset city region. 

The purpose of the bid is to tackle the long-standing traffic congestion issues around the conurbation by providing considerably better sustainable transport options. 

This includes 

  • providing high-speed direct bus corridors
  • continuous, safe, strategic cycle highways, 

These will link Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to Wimborne and Ferndown as well as east-west routes such as along Wallisdown Road and Castle Lane. 

In addition to these corridors, transport hubs will be provided or improved, particularly around the local bus and rail stations. 

Underpinning this new infrastructure would be a new area-wide comprehensive travel app, providing real-time information on all travel options and allowing smart phone enabled joint ticketing and purchasing. 

New, innovative traffic co-ordination systems would also be put in place to ensure that traffic on the road network can be managed far more effectively.

Documents supporting our bid

More Information

For more detail on the Transforming Cities Fund

Adrian Hale - Transforming Cities Fund Bid Manager