Cross-City cycle routes
As part of the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme, ambitious high quality north – south and east – west cross city cycle corridors will be developed.
Design work is well underway, drawing on best practice for cycle design and making use of the recently released Transport for London Cycle Design guide and the Sustrans Handbook for Cycle Friendly Design, as well as drawing on influences from the Transport for London Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice study.
The cycle corridors and their delivery will be closely aligned to Inner Ring Road, Creative Quarter, Broadmarsh and Connecting Eastside schemes. Cycle improvements will be included in all of these City Centre schemes to ensure that the cycle corridors link up, take people to key destinations and do not abandon cyclists at major junctions on the highway network.
These pages are currently under construction and on completion will provide information around the programme following it from consultation to construction phases ensuring that Nottingham residents, partners and interested parties are kept informed.
Key benefits currently identified for Cross City Cycle Routes include:
- Delivering high quality and defined priority corridors on key arterial routes into the City Centre.
- Providing quality route surfaces to improve ride quality and reduces the risk of road surface related incidents
- High impact investment with real potential for modal shift when combined with supporting smarter choices measures
- Enhancing existing programmes to increase the sustainable transport offer alongside other major transport investment across the City
The cross-city cycle project comprises the following four separate stages: select one for more information.
- Western corridor The Western Corridor will run from the City Centre along Castle Boulevard, over Abbey Bridge, along Abbey Street, connecting to University Boulevard via City Road, which will take the route to the City boundary at the Broadgate roundabout. The route will connect to major destinations such as the QMC and Nottingham University.
- Southern corridor The Southern Corridor will be mainly off-road heading from Nottingham Station along Queen's Bridge Road, along Queen's Walk and over the Toll Bridge. We are then looking at two routes to Clifton - one via off road paths which will follow the tram route into Clifton, the other picking up the shared paths alongside the A453 to provide connections to Trent University's Clifton Campus.
- Eastern corridor The Eastern Corridor will run from the City Centre via Fishergate, Plough Lane, City Link, over the Manvers Street Bridge and follow Daleside Road to join with the wider network at Vale Road.
- Northern corridor The Northern Corridor will exit the City Centre via North Sherwood Street, go up Mansfield Road and then follow Hucknall Road to where it will pick up the National Cycle network just north of Bulwell.