Bus priority measures


15th February 2021

Work on two city streets that will give public transport priority during the ongoing pandemic and the transition out of lockdown is set to start within the next few weeks.

Meadowside and West Port roundabout/West Marketgait/Hawkhill will be resurfaced and reconfigured to give buses precedence over other traffic.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “These measures are part of our continuing efforts to boost cleaner, greener ways of getting around during the pandemic.

“While there are still restrictions on the way we can use buses, public transport is still a good sustainable option for getting around.”

Only cycles and buses will be able to access Victoria Road turning right from Meadowside, with other traffic routed along Bell Street onto the inner ring road.

Meanwhile buses will have priority at West Port roundabout from a short length of West Marketgait and into Hawkhill.

The work, which is funded by Transport Scotland, will start in March and take around two weeks.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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