Hanbury Road Active Travel Consultation
Published: 3 August 2021
The Hanbury Road Active Travel Project aims to reduce vehicular traffic on Hanbury Road to make it a more pleasant environment for cycling and link this to a potential light segregated cycle route on Nottingham Rd leading to the new cycle/pedestrian bridge over the A52 into Pride Park.
Residents of Hanbury Road and the local councillors have raised concerns regarding vehicles using their road as an alternative route to avoid the traffic signals on the Chaddesden Park Road/Nottingham Road junction. An investigation was carried out last year with traffic surveys taken at Hanbury Road, Oakleigh Avenue, Arridge Road and Reginald Road South. The Hanbury Road survey showed that 63% of the traffic was travelling from Chaddesden Park Road to Reginald Road South.
The proposal is to create a prohibition of entry for motor vehicles (no entry, except cycles) at the Chaddesden Park Road/Hanbury Road junction, this will prevent vehicles from entering Hanbury Road from Chaddesden Park Road whilst still allowing vehicles to exit Hanbury Road at this location.
The entrance to Hanbury Road from Chaddesden Park Road will be narrowed using an island which will leave room for a cycle lane which will run into Hanbury Road on its northern side which is a safer alternative route to Nottingham Road.
The prohibition of entry for motor vehicles restriction will be introduced on an experimental basis first with the new restriction installed on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 18 months before deciding whether it should be made permanent.
Public consultation on the restriction is now open and respondents are invited to visit www.derby.gov.uk/yourcityyoursay where you can learn more about the scheme, find answers to common questions and take part in our Hanbury Road survey.
We really do encourage you to take part in the survey and welcome your views on the scheme which runs until 25 October 2021.
A Derby City Council spokesperson said:
This proposal is one of the city-wide locations we have identified to test different interventions as part of our £776,150 funding from Department for Transport for Active Travel measures.
We are committed to providing more safe cycle routes for cyclists to help us tackle our climate commitment and this proposal is another step on the road.