New cycle path means better connections

Published: 17 June 2021

The cycle lane at Chequers Road

The new cycle path at Chequers Road

Cyclists and pedestrians can now enjoy a brand new 3m wide cycle path that provides a continuous off-road route connecting the city centre with the Wyvern, the new A52 footbridge and Pride Park.

The improvement scheme formed part of the £161m joint bid with Nottingham City Council to the Department of Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund, which is aimed at improving connections between major employment sites and promoting active travel and public transport.

The development of the new 1km extended cycle path located on the grass verge between Chequers Road and the A52, adjoins the existing pedestrian cycle path at Pentagon Island and the existing cycle path adjacent to the Costco Store.

Further works are planned and underway as part of the TCF programme, for an additional 1.8km of improved pedestrian/cycle route between Highfield Lane and Raynesway, involving path widening and resurfacing and the installation of new street lighting.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transportation said:

A key part of our successful bid was the expansion of sustainable travel options, and I am delighted that work to extend our network of cycle lanes, and improving the environment to further encourage more people to stay active and cycle and walk around out city is underway. With today being National Clean Air Day, I’d encourage as many people as possible to get outside, whether that be walking or cycling for their daily commute, school run or for leisure, and enjoy what the city has to offer.

This scheme is part of Nottingham and Derby’s Transforming Cities programme. Working in partnership, Nottingham City and Derby City Councils secured £161 million from the Department for Transport to invest in local transport infrastructure that will improve sustainable transport, support growth, and encourage more low carbon journeys.

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