Bus priority measures


20th April 2021

Measures giving public transport priority on two city streets during the transition out of lockdown will be introduced in the next few days.

Meadowside and West Port roundabout/West Marketgait/Hawkhill have been resurfaced and reconfigured to give buses precedence over other traffic from Thursday (April 22).

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “These changes form part of our continuing push to enhance cleaner, greener ways of getting around as the restrictions ease and into the future.

“Public transport continues to be one of the most positive, sustainable options for journeys in and around the city and giving buses priority at these junctions will help make travelling by bus even more attractive.”

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.

Managing Director of Xplore Dundee Christine McGlasson said: “These bus lanes are great news for our city and a significant step forward for our public transport system.

“When measures like these are used properly by all road traffic, customers benefit from faster journeys through areas of congestion, and better movement of traffic means less pollution and improved air quality.

“We’re working hard to make bus the best choice for getting around Dundee - investing in new vehicles, providing smart ticketing through our app and website, and launching new flexible tickets - so that new and returning customers will have a great travel experience.

“These bus priority measures are another way we can put bus at the heart of our city’s recovery and we look forward to continuing to work with the council on improving the sustainable transport offering in Dundee.”

Xplore Dundee

As Dundee's principal public transport provider, we fulfill around 35,000 passenger journeys every day. Our service is part of the fabric of the city - carrying people where they need to be, and employing more than 300 people.

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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