Consultation on the Southern Cycle Corridor opens

The second phase of Nottingham City Council’s proposed £6.1m Cycle City improvements is being planned and residents and businesses along the route will be the first to have their say.

The Southern Cycle Corridor builds on cycle improvements already introduced as part of the extension of NET to Clifton, which help cyclists travel alongside and around the tramway safely and easily. This new cycle corridor will connect existing sections along the tram route and along other paths which will run from the city centre to Clifton, Clifton South P&R with a link to Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus.

This will ultimately create more than 11km of non-stop cycle routes, most of which will be totally separate from other traffic, providing an alternative to using main roads. All routes within this scheme have been designed using the Nottingham Cycle Design Guide as well as the national design standards and is based on feedback already received from local cyclists and cycling groups.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The Southern Cycle Corridor is the second phase of the new Nottingham City Cycle Ambition routes being developed. It will improve city centre cycling links by building on already existing improvements and joining up the route to make it more direct, safe and pleasant to travel along.”
Consultation for the Southern Corridor beigins on Thursday 4th February with a consultation event being held on Wednesday 10th February, with details of the scheme being delivered to residents and businesses along the route – City to Clifton South Park and Ride.

As part of the consultation, an online interactive map is also being used which allows residents, cyclists, drivers and other interested parties to register their comments at a specific point along the proposed cycle route. This is open for comment from 4th –20th February.

Works started on the first phase of the Cycle City improvements on the Western Corridor in September 2015 and are well on the way to being completed by July 2016, with the northern and eastern corridors due to begin in the next few months with a view to the whole scheme being delivered by March 2017.
Details of the route, and the online consultation map can be found on our website: http://transport2.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycle/

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