Derby City Council presented the latest business case to government on Friday 30th November, which sets out the clear preferred option to combat exceedances of the legal NO2 level in the city.
The Council has been liaising with DEFRA since December 2015, after being informed that Derby was one of five local authority areas selected to take forward action to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emissions from vehicles, in the shortest time possible.
The business case puts forward a traffic management solution to tackle the one area of exceedance identified on Stafford Street in the shortest time possible, and includes several junction design changes and a significant modernisation of the Council’s urban traffic management systems. The technology will provide enhanced dynamic management of junctions across the city and improvements in efficiency not just for drivers of cars, but for pedestrians and for the prioritisation of public transport. It also includes the results of the public consultations.
Further development on the business case will be made during December and January 2019.