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Objectives for TCF programme

Aims and objectives

We want to revolutionise local travel, creating an environment where the use of public transport, cycling and walking becomes an attractive, obvious choice especially for short journeys.

The TCF programme will:

  • Create a network of new sustainable transport routes
  • provide safer, quicker and environmentally friendly travel alternatives to driving, particularly for short journeys
  • make walking, cycling and travelling by bus to work, education and leisure more attractive
  • reduce reliance on car travel and help address congestion hotspots
  • reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality
  • improve people’s health and wellbeing by offering eco-friendly travel choices including walking and cycling
  • enable growth and prosperity in the south east Dorset region

The plans

The three-year TCF Programme will deliver:

  • 78 km of new cycling and walking routes
  • smart technology to provide improved bus travel options
  • new bus stops and lighting
  • ‘smart’ traffic and improved real-time information
  • improved bus priority at key interchanges
  • new local travel app and ‘smart ticketing’ across bus operators
  • ‘trip end’ facilities for businesses, schools, colleges and universities
  • improved pavement access for people with mobility needs
  • new infrastructure and routes around major intersections and roundabouts to improve traffic flow
  • upgraded wayfinding
  • introduction of e-bikes
  • extension of the Beryl bike share scheme

We hope that eventually sustainable transport can become the first choice for personal travel, particularly for local, short distance trips. As well as being cheaper than many transport choices, walking and cycling are better for your health and wellbeing and bus and train transport pollutes less than multiple individual cars.

The infrastructure improvements being put in place under the TCF Programme will benefit everyone who travels locally and will help to improve air quality and health.

Watch this video below to find out more about the impact cycle lanes have on towns and cities and why we’re committed to transforming local travel and creating sustainable journeys.

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You can read more about the aims and objectives in the executive summary 

Information about the equality impact assessment undertaken is available in the report and appendices.


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