Moving Derby Forward Programme
Derby City Council has been awarded £776,150 of funding from the Department for Transport to deliver additional active travel measures across the city.
The Moving Derby Forward programme (part 2) is made up of four schemes, which will see longer term measures implemented at several key locations in the city:
- School Safe Haven Project – this builds on the work done by the Parking Services Team and will result in trials of measures to promote active travel for trips to schools and reduce school gate traffic.
- Segregated Cycle Lanes – these will be on key routes including, Sinfin Lane, Ashbourne Road, Duffield Road, and Burton Road. Cycle Derby Plan – this is to increase the level of training for children and adults and to provide information and guided rides to encourage cyclists to take advantage of the visible changes to roads. With a specific programme for Chellaston to demonstrate how existing infrastructure can be used to increase active travel.
- Normanton Road – this includes developing proposals to reduce traffic and create a better environment for walking and shopping, with areas widened to provide more space for social distancing.
Work is currently underway to prepare an intensive consultation plan, which will seek the views of all. There will be full consultation with communities and the government will be publishing a template for local surveys. The aim is to ensure wide participation in the development of scheme details and deliver schemes that are supported by and have benefits to communities.