City centre Quiet Route works set to start

Work is set to begin on a new cycle route – the Quiet Route – which is the latest element of Nottingham City Council’s Cycle City Ambition Programme to take shape.

The new route will provide a peaceful journey from Canning Circus to Castle Boulevard, giving the opportunity to take in some of Nottingham’s loveliest architecture and main tourist sites. The Trip to Jerusalem, Brewhouse Yard, the Castle, Nottingham Playhouse and the Cathedral are all on or nearby the route. It will provide a gentle link to the Western Corridor route on Castle Boulevard from Canning Circus.

Work to develop the new low-traffic quiet cycle route will begin on 11 October and will be completed in November 2016.

Councillor Nick McDonald Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The Cycle City Ambition Programme is looking to make cycling in the city centre more joined up, to make it easier for cyclists to move from one of the Cycle City Ambition Programme Corridors to another. This route gives an added benefit to cyclists– it gives a chance to see some of the city’s most iconic buildings close up. It will be fun route to cycle in its own right and will be safer than travelling on the main roads.”

The Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) is funded by Nottingham City Council and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which approved the £6.1m funding on October 15th, 2015.

For more information please visit the Cycle Ambition website: http://transport2.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycle/

 

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