Mansfield New Cycle Network
To help reduce local congestion and to provide cyclists with safer, quicker and more connected routes within Mansfield, Via East Midlands working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Council has designed seven potential schemes for the town and would welcome your views on each of the proposals.
Nottinghamshire County Council was successful in securing funding to improve cycling infrastructure within Mansfield from the D2N2 Local Economic Partnership (LEP).
The Department for Transport aims to double cycle usage by 2025 throughout the country and it is hoped that the schemes on display here today can help meet these targets at a local level.
The package of works aim to:
- make cycling to work a viable choice for a significant proportion of local residents
- greatly improve the cycle infrastructure network by addressing gaps in the network which are a major barrier to accessing large employment and housing sites
- create safe, direct, convenient, attractive and continuous cycle routes.
The proposals will also deliver other key benefits such as:
- positive public health (more people exercising)
- environmental – emissions and air quality reduced
- reduce traffic congestion – modal shift to cycling.
Construction works would be undertaken by Via East Midlands with works expected to commence October 2017.
There are a total of seven proposals, and this consultation stage will help determine which routes are constructed.
The proposed new routes are at:
- Leeming Lane North to New Mill Lane
- Woodhouse/ Bull Farm
- Maun Valley Trail
- Oak Tree Lane
- Pump Hollow Road to the town centre
- 20mph schemes proposed at:
- Mansfield Woodhouse.
More information and route maps can be viewed in the online consultation form.
The total budget for the scheme is £665,000 so unfortunately some schemes will not be progressed.
We consulted on these proposals during July 2017.