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Nottingham City Cycle Ambitions Project Nottingham Eco Expressway

Consultation Map: Eco Expressway Featuring the Eastern Cycle Corridor (26th May-24th June 2016)

This consultation is now closed

The Eco-Expressway is an ambitious proposal to provide high capacity, high frequency east west low emission transport options to existing and proposed employment and regeneration sites along a 10k corridor through Nottingham. Please note that this stage of consultation focuses purely on the eastern section of the Expressway and the Western will be consulted on at a later date. Find out more about the Eco Expressway project by visiting its dedicated webpage.

The Cycle City Eastern Corridor is the third of our proposed Cycle City Ambition corridors which will provide a two way cycle superhighway between the Racecourse site and the City Centre alongside resurfacing and improvements to existing shared paths. Find out more about the Eastern Cycle Corridor by visiting its dedicated webpage.

The route has been designed using the Nottingham Cycle Design Guide as well as the latest national cycle design standards and is based on feedback we have already received from cyclists and cycling groups locally. View the Nottingham City Cycling Design Guide (9MB PDF)

Consultation

The two projects complement each other and consultation and construction will be run as a joint programme.

Consultation begins on the 26th May and will run for 4 weeks ending on the 24th June 2016. To have your say please insert your comments on the below interactive consultation map or alternatively you can meet our Eco Expressway team face to face at a public exhibition on Thursday 26th May between 1pm-8pm outside East Point Retail Park on Daleside Road.

To note

We have developed our interactive consultation map to include threaded comment responses. This will enable you to comment upon already existing points of interest added by other users which will assist us to better understand the relationship between users' comments.

This tool is not designed for conversation - however, constructive and relevant responses to existing comments are encouraged. Rude, abusive, profane or repeated responses will be removed; all comments are moderated before becoming visible on the system. We are committed to transparency, and will only moderate comments when they violate these rules.

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Recent comments

Nottingham City Council

Comment submitted 20/07/2016 10:43:11

Thank you for your comments. The Council will consider both bi-directional and unidirectional segregated cycleways. The issue is not cost but road width. On Castle Boulevard we wanted to retain parking on one side of the road for businesses and residents. We took out one lane of parked vehicles to put in the 2 way cycleway. The bi-directional path has allowed us to bypass the Abbey Bridge roundabout for through cyclists. Both types of path have been used in London (including the recently opened two way section along the Thames Embankment), the Leeds-Bradford Cycle Superhighway and on the Continent. We will undertake some interim improvements between Manvers Street and the BBC/Canal and Pennyfoot St/Fishergate. In the longer term, more comprehensive provision will come when the whole area (known as the Island Site ) is redeveloped, which the Council, is actively promoting.

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Nottingham City Council

Comment submitted 20/07/2016 10:40:25

Thank you for your comments. The proposals look to improve bus journey times and reliability along the route to beat the congestion that you mention. The majority of the bus lanes will be provide by carriageway widening which in effect will add another lane. General traffic will not be impacted by these sections. The only difference is the section between Manvers Street and Trent Lane where one of the existing traffic lanes is proposed to be used as a bus lane. This is only a proposal at the moment and if introduced would be done so via an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order which would allow us monitor the impacts and vary the order accordingly. An option for a tram route is in very early stages of consideration along the route (amongst other corridors). Overall the aim of the scheme is to increase cycling and bus use on this corridor, thereby reducing the number of private cars travelling during the peak period.

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Nottingham City Council

Comment submitted 20/07/2016 10:35:15

Thank you for your comments. We are well aware of the development proposals and aspirations for a bridge. Both the bus and cycle proposals will provide improved connections for any future development. We would be happy to pick up more detailed discussions on this at the next bridge steering group meeting.

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Nottingham City Council

Comment submitted 20/07/2016 10:33:40

Thank you for your comments. The County Council is currently working on creating a strategic cycle network across the County. This will involve identifying appropriate routes and deciding the most appropriate form of cycle facility for each road. Many cyclists prefer on-road lanes because it means they don?t have to give way at every side road; others prefer routes on pavements because they feel safer. It is likely that the Council won?t be able to provide both on every road for various reasons but when plans have been drawn up, we will consult with residents.

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Nottingham City Council

Comment submitted 20/07/2016 10:30:59

Thank you for your comments. We are building high quality segregated cycle routes to attract new people to cycling. We aspire to 10% of trips to work by bike by 2025. Many of the cars are driven by potential cyclists who feel they are unable to do so due to issues such as safety fears, this standard of cycle facility will address this and allow more people the confidence to cycle to work.

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Nottingham City Council

Comment submitted 20/07/2016 10:23:47

Thank you for your comments. We are building high quality segregated cycle routes to attract new people to cycling. We aspire to 10% of trips to work by bike by 2025. Many of the cars are driven by potential cyclists who feel they are unable to do so due to issues such as safety fears; this standard of cycle facility will address this and allow more people the confidence to cycle to work. The County Council is aware of the problems at Victoria Park but there is very little that can be done, given the funding currently available. The traffic lights are set up to operate as efficiently as possible and there is little opportunity to widen the road into Victoria Park.

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