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People in Gedling Borough are being invited to have their say on proposals for new bus and bike lanes between Colwick and the city centre.

Plans for Nottingham City Council’s Eco Expressway  includes new bus lanes, better cycle and pedestrian facilities and priority lanes for electric vehicles and taxis on roads between the city centre and Vale Road in Colwick, via Manvers Street and Daleside Road.

The new bus and low-carbon lanes are proposed to be used by the new all-electric Park and Ride buses and possibly also new gas-powered Nottingham City Transport buses, if the council’s funding bid is approved by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.


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The proposed works will incorporate the Eastern Cycle Corridor scheme.

The online consultation will run until June 24.

Those wanting to have their say can visit http://transport.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/ecoexpressway where they can view an interactive map and leave their comments.

A second phase of the works, Eco Expressway West, is proposed to connect this route to the Boots’ Enterprise Zone via Queen’s Drive and Thane Road, using all-electric Park and Ride buses.

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Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The City Council is proud to be consulting on these proposals to provide excellent low-carbon transport options for cyclists, buses, electric vehicles and other road users.

The Eco Expressway could open up greener travel options for people wanting to travel into the city and beyond. With better bus facilities and new prioritised routes for cyclists, this is a great leap forward for sustainable transport in the city.

“We are combining consultation for both the proposed cycle and bus works to speed up the process and because we know that residents and road users will be interested to see how plans for both transport modes are interlinked.

He added: “Make sure that you have your say on this exciting green transport proposal.”

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