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Schemes to encourage walking and cycling approved by councillors

02 September 2021

Active Travel

Residents in Ashfield, Stapleford and West Bridgford could benefit from schemes to put cycling and walking at the heart of their communities following approval from councillors today.

The proposed schemes form part of the council’s bid for funding from Tranche 3 of the Government’s Active Travel Fund.

Should funding be granted from the Department for Transport, the county council will deliver the following schemes:

  • B6021 Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton in Ashfield: upgrade to the existing cycle facility on Kirkby Folly Road and Lowmoor Road, new cycle facility on B6022 Newark Road and B6139 Coxmoor Road, Sutton in Ashfield. The proposed cycle scheme links Sutton Parkway railway station to Oakham Business Park in Mansfield via existing cycle facilities.
  • Baulk Lane, Stapleford: new cycle facility along an existing bridleway, and a section of carriageway to be allocated as a mixed traffic facility for vehicles and cyclists.The proposed cycle scheme connects Stapleford to Toton tram terminus.
  • Countywide Cycle Parking Infrastructure Programme: the bid also includes a programme of cycle parking improvements in our local centres, retail parks and passenger transport interchanges. The locations of these improvements will be identified through a study delivered as part of the proposed project.
  • River Trent Path, West Bridgford: upgrade of an existing path which runs along the River Trent between the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford, to Holme Pierrepont.

Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Chairman of the Transport and Environment Committee, said: “Our bid to secure funding from Tranche 3 furthers our commitment to making sure that walking and cycling are encouraged within our communities.

“Of course, we do not know yet what level of funding we will get from the DfT, however it is our hope that the Government will mirror previous levels of funding secured in 2020/21.

“Though approved today by the Transport and Environment Committee, we must now wait until the Autumn to find out whether the DfT grants funding for these proposals, and if they do each of the schemes will be subject to a detailed planning and consultation process.”

For more information about the Active Travel Fund in Nottinghamshire, visit: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/active-travel-fund

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