Western Corridor cycle route consultation period extended

Consultation about Nottingham City Council’s proposed new Western Corridor cycle route has been extended until September 4th, 2015.

More than 200 responses have been made on the online map and many more people have had their say in person on the Consultation Bus consultation events last week. Two more events are now being held so that more people can share their views. The sessions are  at the Lenton Centre, Willoughby Street, on Friday 28th August, 8am to 2pm and on Wednesday 2nd September, 12pm -6pm.

Online consultation will continue until September 4th.

The Western Corridor is a new cycle route being developed as part of the £6.1m Cycle City Ambition Programme, with the funding provided by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and delivered in collaboration with a number of partner organisations.

From Castle Boulevard through Abbey Bridge to Dunkirk, a new cycle superhighway will be created, offering a speedy, direct and segregated cycle route. It will feature the very highest design standards and is an integral part of the proposals to increase Nottingham’s cycling take-up even further.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “It is encouraging that so many people are sharing their views on the Western Corridor with us. This new route will be the centrepiece of our cycle network so it is vital that people let us know what they think about our proposals. More and more people are choosing cycling as their preferred means of travel – it offers a healthier, fun, environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to get around the city.”

The online interactive consultation map allows residents, cyclists, drivers and other interested parties to register their comments at a specific point along the proposed cycle route.

Details of the route, the consultation bus route and the online consultation map can be found on transport2.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycle

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