Pedestrian-friendly plans for Station Street

Nottingham City Council is set to consult on proposals to pedestrianise part of Station Street as part of wider proposals to improve the environment around the station and links to the city centre.
The plans would significantly improve the public realm alongside Nottingham Station to complement its recent £60m upgrade. They also tie in with wider plans to enhance the approach to the city centre from the station, including improvements to Carrington Street and Collin Street and the proposals for improving Broadmarsh shopping centre and car park.
Among the proposed improvements are:
• Pedestrianising Station Street between Trent Street and Carrington Street
• Moving taxis from Station Street to a new taxi rank in the station car park, following discussions between the Hackney Association and East Midlands Trains
• Prohibiting vehicles except buses and cycles from using Carrington Street outside the station
• Prohibiting vehicles except cycles entering Station Street from London Road
• Providing vehicle access to the remaining section of Station Street through a one-way gyratory system from London Road to Canal Street, Trent Street onto Station Street
• Increasing parking availability on Trent Street and Station Street (east of Trent Street).
The pedestrian environment will be a continuous paved area taking the whole width of the existing pavements and roads, used elsewhere to successfully calm traffic speeds and create spaces where pedestrians are safely given priority. The layout will be flexible to accommodate different needs, give options for outdoor café seating areas and other uses to activate the whole area.
The relocation of taxis onto the second floor of the multi-storey station car park would be complemented by clear signs in the station and allow easy, same level covered access through the new concourse.
Head of Traffic and Safety Steve Hunt said: “These proposals complement the station improvements and wider redevelopment of the southern gateway, including plans for an enhanced approach from the station into the city centre and tying in with the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh shopping centre.
“People arriving in Nottingham by train would be greeted by a much more pedestrian-friendly environment and be able to catch a taxi without going outside. We’d like to hear people’s views on these proposals.”
More information on the proposals will be available from April 9th on the City Council’s transport website at https://transport.nottinghamcity.gov.uk following the Southside Transport Strategy link. Anyone who wants to give their views should contact Traffic Management at traffic.management@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or 0115 876 5247 before May 8th.

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