Active Travel Fund - Tranche 3

The Government is keen to encourage more active travel and has set challenging targets to increase the number of trips made by bike or on foot.

To enable councils to provide high quality facilities that will encourage more walking and cycling, the Department for Transport (DfT) has set up the Active Travel Fund. We have been awarded £4.6m as part of Tranche 3 of this fund to construct three cycle schemes have that been identified as priorities:

  • A611 Derby Road, Mansfield
  • A612 Colwick Loop Road, Netherfield
  • B6021 Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton in Ashfield

Further information on the Council’s Active Travel Fund Tranche 3 bid can be found on the main Active Travel Fund web page and in the Active Travel Fund Tranche 3 Transport and Environment Committee Report.

The funding secures the delivery of these three schemes subject to the necessary design, consultation, and approval processes.

The county council will be undertaking public and stakeholder consultation on each of the schemes.

We are currently constructing a new one-way protected cycle tracks on both the north and south sides of Derby Road, between Cauldwell Road and A60 Nottingham Road. There will be a short section of two-way route outside the college. The project will also include improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of A60 Nottingham Road with Derby Road, and at the junction of Derby Road with Cauldwell Road.

There will be a combination of on-road and off-road protected cycle tracks, and the relocation and upgrading of existing pavements to complement the cycle route.  A new Toucan crossing is to be constructed on Derby Road to the west of the vehicular access to the Vision West Nottinghamshire College campus. The cycle route will run adjacent to the college campus and provide a link to connect existing walking and cycling infrastructure in the area.

The project has been designed to meet current national designs standards in conjunction with the DfT’s executive body, Active Travel England. A public consultation took place in November 2022 and we have reviewed the comments received and have produced a list of frequently asked questions.

View the frequently asked questions about the Derby Road scheme.

The scheme was approved for construction by the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment on 3 April 2023. 

View the 3 April 2023 Report to Cabinet Member Transport and Environment 

Via East Midlands Ltd have been undertaking the construction of the proposed scheme.  Works on site are nearing completion. 

View the A611 Derby Road cycle scheme design proposal 

The proposed scheme is to provide a high-quality cycle route between Sutton Parkway railway station and Hamilton Road to link to existing cycle facilities which provide a connection to Oakham Business Park in Mansfield.  The proposed cycle route will include improvements on Penny Emma Way for pedestrians and cyclists from the Sutton Parkway railway station access up to the junction of Penny Emma Way with Kirkby Folly Road. This will include improvements to the junction for both pedestrians and cyclists. The proposals also include improvements to the existing cycle route provision along Kirkby Folly Road on the east side up to Newark Road. A new Toucan crossing is proposed on Newark Road near Hamilton Road, providing a connection to Hamilton Road through the industrial estate, with Hamilton Road becoming a ‘mixed traffic street’.

Having worked with the DfT's executive body, Active Travel England, a feasibility design has been undertaken which meets the current cycle design standards. A public consultation opened on Thursday 8 December and ran until Wednesday 21 December. 

Information on the outcome of the consultation will be published on the website.

The proposed scheme is for a protected cycle track between Private Road number 1 and Victoria Retail Park.  The scheme is an extension to a proposal to upgrade a section of the existing A612 shared use cycle track secured through the Transforming Cities Fund.  The scheme would create a high standard cycle route that improves cycle access to a key retail site from nearby residential areas and the city.

Mini-Holland Feasibility Study - Stapleford

We have submitted an expression of interest to deliver a Mini-Holland scheme in Stapleford, alongside the Active Travel Fund Tranche 3 bid. The DfT has also awarded us £79K to explore the potential Mini-Holland scheme in Stapleford.  Further information can be found on the Stapleford Mini-Holland webpage.

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