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A £655,000 network of proposed new cycle routes for Carlton and Gedling could help “reduce local congestion and improve air quality”.

Nottinghamshire County Council want residents in the area to have their say on the new plans and choose from 11 new routes being proposed, with those selected being built in October.

With the total budget for the scheme being £665,000, not all of the 11 schemes can be constructed.

The routes have been designed by Via East Midlands, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, and members of the Via team will be on hand at two planned consultation events taking place this week and next to discuss these plans and answer any questions.

The events will be held at the following locations and dates:
• Saturday, July 7, Brookfields Garden Centre, Mapperley Plains, 10am-2pm
• Monday, July 9, Carlton Library, Manor Road, 3-7pm

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PLAN: One of the proposed routes on Spring Lane in Gedling (Nottinghamshire County Council)

The proposed 11 new routes are at: Spring Lane, Mapperley Plains, Darlton Drive, Arno Vale Link, Cavendish Road, Conway Road to Burton Road, Southdale Road, Foxhill Road Central, Kendrick Road, Gedling Road, Shelford Road

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s communities and place committee has welcomed the consultations.

He said: “We want to hear from Gedling and Carlton residents to help us with our plans for a new cycle network.

“It’s vital that those who will use and benefit from the cycle network have their say in the final decision on which of these 11 new cycle routes will be constructed.

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“We hope this new cycle network will also inspire more local residents of all ages to get out and about on their bikes, helping them to keep fit and healthy by cycling in the great Nottinghamshire outdoors. Afterall, our county is hosting the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain this September, which we also hope will inspire more people to cycle.

“The new cycle network will aim to reduce local congestion and improve air quality by providing cyclists with safer, quicker and more connected routes within the town. And for those who don’t currently cycle, we hope that this significant improvement to the current choice of cycle lanes will make getting on a bike to work a more viable and attractive option.”

The work is due to begin later this year:

The public consultation period will run to July 27, 2018.

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  1. Lets hope that the cyclists will be paying for some at least of the cycle tracks l[ike the motorists have to

  2. A) cyclists don’t damage roads , adverse weather and heavy traffic cause that.B) cyclists produce no pollution, unless you consider co2 and a little methane, no noise.C) cause no congestion, only bad planning and positioning of cycleways does this ie. Castle Boulevard, yep good idea..way too wide.
    Personally, I’m a motorist but like a fair bit of leisurely cycling and would much prefer if the existing roads were improved, let’s face it, they are ALL knackered and in need of renewal and most of the potholes are in a cyclists path within the first 3-4 ft from the kerbside. Hit a bad pothole in a car, you curse and at worse may cause some damage. A cyclist is thrown off and is killed or seriously hurt. You can fix a damaged car, a dead cyclist stays dead. And mark a cycle lane on some of these roads. We don’t always need dedicated separate lanes. If a cyclist is in it he has priority and you must not encroach in it whilst passing.As per Carlton Road. Whatever is decided, some will welcome it, some will not, but it’s some justification £655k. Interestingly, rush hour traffic loop road that has 2 lanes always empty. Why not allow cars with two or more passengers to use these? Food for thought.


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