Plans to improve cycling and walking in Nottinghamshire given the green light
A new walking and cycling plan has been given the go-ahead to proceed by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee (3 September) .
The approval to progress follows the committee’s earlier discussion around the importance of cycling in the county.
Local highways authorities across the country have been encouraged by Government to develop Plans that help identify and demonstrate the need for potential short, medium- and long-term cycling and walking improvements within their areas. Committee, today, approved the County’s provisional short-term priorities whilst ongoing work to finalise the Plan and the county’s full list of priorities is completed.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We have an ambitious vision for the future of Nottinghamshire and that includes how people move around.
“Cycling and walking plays an integral role in our priorities; the visitor economy, health and wellbeing, the environment and of course transport.
“Today’s approval means that further feasibility work can now take place to help us get in the best position to bid for future government funding opportunities.
“All cycling and walking schemes will be prioritised for their ability to support existing council aims and strategies as well as addressing transport congestion, climate change and health deprivation.
“We look forward to hearing about detailed proposals on routes and feasibility work on the proposed schemes at future meetings.”