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ZIP Bus Priority Corridor


The ZIP Bus Priority Corridor opened for use in November 2008 to provide a priority route for First Bus service 41 between Clanfield and Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.  As well as providing a dedicated bus and cycle-way, the scheme ensures that buses are given priority over other traffic at busy junctions and through the centre of Waterlooville.  

The ZIP route was designed to offer greater transport choice, improve connections with the wider transport network in South Hampshire and provide a high quality alternative to the car.  As a busy transportation corridor, in addition to the people of Portsmouth, the route between Widley and Clanfield impacts in excess of 25,000 people who live, work, shop and go to school or churches along the route.

Bus Priority Provided by Hampshire County Council

The total cost of the enhancements to the corridor between Portsdown Hill and Clanfield was £33.8 million.  £25.1m of this was provided by the Department for Transport, with £8.0m from Hampshire County Council’s capital programme and £0.7 million of developer contributions.  This allowed for significant improvements for bus passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and all road users, including:

Bus Priority Provided by Portsmouth City Council


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