Access to green spaces: encouraging cycling in Nottingham's parks and alongside the River Leen
Parks and Green Spaces
The programme aims to provide enhanced cycle facilities in, around and to four of Nottingham's parks - Colwick Park, The Embankment, Wollaton Park and Broxtowe County Park. We will work with the Parks Department and consult with local residents to identify how best we can encourage more cycling whilst also ensuring existing park users also benefit from the investment.
Improvements will also help to continue to attract cycling-related events to Nottingham such as flagship cycling events Cycle Live, the Milk Race and the Tour of Britain etc, which are economically important, popular and help promote cycling.
The ultimate aim is the construction of a continuous route alongside the length of the Leen connecting the Big Track to the south of the City with the National Cycle network in Bulwell.
It is the intention that the route will as much as possible avoid going on the road. In doing so, the route will create a direct and fast off road cycle corridor, avoiding any delays of passing through highway junctions and congestion. The route will also facilitate and open up off road cycling for families running right through the heart of the City.
- High quality off road commuting route to alleviate congestion on the heavily trafficked ring road
- Supports existing cycle training and health rides by providing completely off road paths through parks
- Offers excellent off road leisure cycling
- Provides a healthy recreational facility which links with the wider Canal and River network which has already been developed to the south of the City
Unknown - subject to consultation