Funding boost for plans to create new cycle lane along Colwick Loop Road to Victoria Retail Park

The new proposed cycle track would run along Colwick Loop Road between Private Road 1 and the popular retail park.

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Funding has been secured to create a protected cycle lane between Colwick and Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield.

The money will come from of a £4.63m pot of cash handed out by the Department for Transport to fund Nottinghamshire County Council’s Active Travel Fund work.

The new proposed cycle track would run along Colwick Loop Road between Private Road 1 and the popular retail park.

The council said it would ‘create a high standard route that improves cycle access to a key retail site from nearby residential areas and the city.’

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The funding would secure the delivery of the necessary design, consultation, and approval process.

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Active travel schemes aim to encourage residents to undertake more local journeys by foot and by bike. The schemes could also have longer-term benefits, including reduced congestion and improved air quality.

Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the Transport and Environment Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Nationally over the last year, cycling has risen by 46%, the highest increase since the 1960’s.  

“There are many reasons more people in Nottinghamshire have looked at their transport options and our successful bid highlights the Council’s commitment to make sure that walking and cycling are encouraged within our communities.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. Who goes shopping on a pushbike? The geography of the area suggests that the introduction of a cycle lane can only be achieved at the expense of vehicular traffic on an already congested road.

  2. Fully resurface the roads for the cars that pay Road Tax.Cyclists pay F##k all.Also they get away with riding through Red lights.

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