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Free family cycling festival to return to Nottingham in September

Free family cycling festival to return to Nottingham in September

British Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to Nottingham in September following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event. HSBC UK Let’s Ride Nottingham (formerly HSBC UK City Ride) will take place on Sunday 16 September. Six kilometres of roads will be closed to motor traffic to give […]

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Nottingham welcomes first electric taxi outside London

Nottingham welcomes first electric taxi outside London

The first electric hackney cab to operate outside London has taken to the streets of Nottingham this week. The LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) TX model has been bought by Nottingham cabbie Amer Alam as part of a revolution that’s underway in Nottingham’s taxi ranks. The City Council is behind a drive to bring the […]

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Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Figures show how major cities like Nottingham and Leicester are getting a raw deal when it comes to the Government handing out money to repair potholes – just £1.86 per head for Nottingham compared to £13.82 per head in rural Rutland. Statistics from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund show how Nottingham will receive £605,000 to […]

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Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Crews from Nottingham City Council have been praised for working through the night to keep roads open. The City was hit with snow showers overnight on Wednesday far heavier and more widespread than forecast. Highways officers worked throughout the night to treat major roads across Nottingham ahead of Thursday morning’s rush hour. Part of their […]

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Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

New eco-friendly taxi cabs and a smartphone app for hackney cab passengers have been launched in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council  unveiled models of next-generation taxi vehicles on March 1 which it wants the city’s whole fleet of hackney cabs to convert to in the forthcoming years. The first of the new electric cabs – an […]

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All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

A taxi revolution is underway in Nottingham – with new-look eco-friendly hackney cab vehicles and a new user-friendly app set to be unveiled in the city from 1st March. Nottingham City Council is taking steps to make the city’s hackney cab fleet one of the best and most modern in the country. Having already introduced […]

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Horse sculptures mark work nearing completion in Daleside Road

Horse sculptures mark work nearing completion in Daleside Road

Three cast iron horse sculptures have been installed on a busy roundabout that has recently been improved for the benefit of cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Known as the Racecourse Roundabout, a series of improvements have been made as part of the Daleside Road Improvement Scheme, including altering the layout to improve the flow of traffic and providing better quality […]

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Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Work will begin on 15 January for 12 weeks on Abbey Bridge to restore on-street parking provision and improve cycling facilities at the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction. Following concerns raised by local residents about parking being lost from the construction of an off road cycle path, the council will move the cycle path to the […]

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