Transforming Travel - Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme

Consultation has concluded


Consultation on TCF’s proposals for 78km of green travel routes across south east Dorset is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who had their say – 27,000 people viewed the plans and 2,500 completed surveys.

Your responses are now being analysed and will help shape the final scheme designs.

A report on each phase of the public consultation, including overall agreement and opposition to each scheme, will be published and made publicly available here

The consultation report for phase one is now published and phase two will be published at the end of September subject to TCF Board approval.

Stay up to date with TCF’s plans for a greener, healthier and better connected region - sign up to Transforming Travel’s e-newsletter here.

Click on the buttons below to review the detailed proposals for these routes:












Outline Business Case

The Outline Business Case (OBC) is a requirement of the TCF grant funding conditions set by the Department for Transport (DfT). The document provides evidence for consultation to demonstrate that the proposed sustainable travel corridors fit with wider TCF objectives, are value for money, commercially viable, financially affordable and achievable at this stage of the programme development. You can find the document and the appendices in the Documents folder.


Consultation on TCF’s proposals for 78km of green travel routes across south east Dorset is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who had their say – 27,000 people viewed the plans and 2,500 completed surveys.

Your responses are now being analysed and will help shape the final scheme designs.

A report on each phase of the public consultation, including overall agreement and opposition to each scheme, will be published and made publicly available here

The consultation report for phase one is now published and phase two will be published at the end of September subject to TCF Board approval.

Stay up to date with TCF’s plans for a greener, healthier and better connected region - sign up to Transforming Travel’s e-newsletter here.

Click on the buttons below to review the detailed proposals for these routes:












Outline Business Case

The Outline Business Case (OBC) is a requirement of the TCF grant funding conditions set by the Department for Transport (DfT). The document provides evidence for consultation to demonstrate that the proposed sustainable travel corridors fit with wider TCF objectives, are value for money, commercially viable, financially affordable and achievable at this stage of the programme development. You can find the document and the appendices in the Documents folder.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Is there anything else you need to know about the proposals before giving your views?

Please ask us your questions and we will answer as soon as we can. We will post your question and our answer on this page, unless you let us know that you would prefer a private response via email.

  • I would like to know if you have considered blind travellers around this matter. Especially for travelling on walk it is quite difficult to have a clear separation between biking routes and walking routes. And also for buses I would like to see in each one speech for stops announcement running properly in every single bus.

    Adrian Tamasan asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. Ongoing engagement with a range stakeholder groups, including accessibility representative organisations, has helped inform the design development up to this point and our consideration of the associated impacts of the proposals.  This has included reviewing the current challenges faced in using existing footways and user experiences of interactions between people using footways, cycling and driving vehicles. The engagement has also helped us to identify locations where improved or new crossings would improve access to destinations and/or as part of journeys.  Responses to the consultation will help inform more detailed equalities analysis as design work progresses. We will also continue to work closely with relevant groups throughout the programme to ensure that any potential accessibility concerns are identified and remedied. For example, we are in discussions with DOTS Disability to arrange access audits along the proposed routes. 

  • Why is there no cycle route between Poole and Bournemouth?

    Edward Williams asked 7 months ago
     Agreement on the six corridors was the result of a lengthy bidding and assessment process for Department for Transport (DfT) Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) by BCP Council and Dorset Council. The original proposal included a series of transport packages but only the top six corridors were awarded funding from the DfT. The routes were identified in conjunction with a wide range of local partners, stakeholders and the DfT as the best locations that would most effectively link existing residential neighbourhoods, town centres, educational institutions, leisure attractions, employment areas and broaden travel options in south east Dorset. The proposed routes also had to align with the DfT’s TCF objectives. The TCF funding has been secured and awarded based on providing sustainable transport routes in these specific six locations. The TCF routes are one part of a longer-term vision for encouraging more active travel across the region. The Local cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) work, for example, is progressing concurrently to help identify where wider walking/cycling improvements may be needed across the BCP area, beyond the TCF corridors. 
  • Why no link from Bournemouth to Poole?

    Gary Wooding asked 6 months ago
     Agreement on the six corridors was the result of a lengthy bidding and assessment process for Department for Transport (DfT) Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) by BCP Council and Dorset Council. The original proposal included a series of transport packages but only the top six corridors were awarded funding from the DfT. The routes were identified in conjunction with a wide range of local partners, stakeholders and the DfT as the best locations that would most effectively link existing residential neighbourhoods, town centres, educational institutions, leisure attractions, employment areas and broaden travel options in south east Dorset. The proposed routes also had to align with the DfT’s TCF objectives. The TCF funding has been secured and awarded based on providing sustainable transport routes in these specific six locations. The TCF routes are one part of a longer-term vision for encouraging more active travel across the region. The Local cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) work, for example, is progressing concurrently to help identify where wider walking/cycling improvements may be needed across the BCP area, beyond the TCF corridors. 
  • I would like know why Corfe Mullen is not included in your plans? - as welcome as your plans are for the other areas that they serve. It seems to me as a leisure cyclist that this area if completely overlooked. The Wareham Road is narrow and dangerous, as is the main road into Wimborne via Julians Bridge. Surely Corfe Mullen, with its already increasing housing development and the future plan that will force hundred of unnecessary houses on its Green Belt, needs urgent attention for cycle ways and road infrastructure.

    Ed P asked 7 months ago

    Thank you very much for your question. 

    As the Transforming Cities Fund was not an unlimited fund and was being spread over 12 regions nationally, the Councils had to prioritise routes and schemes, against the funding criteria, and many ideas were not included in this bid.  We know that the Transforming Cities Fund project will not deliver all of the route enhancements that we would like to see but it is a very substantial start and will hopefully pave the way for future phases of work looking at other locations and routes.   Additional work is being undertaken with BCP and Dorset Council to plan for future schemes and routes that will be needed to develop a larger network of routes.


    If you have time, please feel free to comment on the proposed routes by completing a survey here: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=161408429772