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.
An intensive consultation plan was developed to seek the views of all Derby communities. The aim was to ensure wide participation in the development of scheme details, to deliver schemes that were supported by and have benefits for their communities.
Extensive consultation has been undertaken. The School Safe Haven consultation remains ongoing, supported by experimental Traffic Regulation Orders. Consultation will continue about Normanton Road but has concluded for the cycling schemes.