- First low emission vehicle lane in the country
Work began in October 2016 to carry out a series of improvements on Daleside Road, which will reduce bus journey times, improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and see the introduction of the UK’s first bus lane that will also allow Ultra Low Emission Vehicles.
The scheme is part of wider improvements to better connect Gedling in the east to the new Boots Enterprise Zone in the west, and help to improve air quality and reduce emissions on a key route into the city. New electric and biogas buses have already been introduced along the route.
- New bus lanes
- Enhanced links to park and ride services
- Enhance the operation of new low emission buses
- Help to improve air quality and reduce emissions along the route
The Daleside road improvement scheme is funded through the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership who have provided £6.1m for bus priority measures.
How will this affect traffic?
Up to date information on how the different phases of the scheme will affect traffic can be found in our roadworks section.
Works will be delivered through phases:
Phase 1 – complete
This focuses on the Daleside Road corridor (Manvers Street to Vale Road) where construction began in October 2016. On Daleside Road, 5km of new priority bus lanes have been created, which will also be open to use by Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). These are any vehicle whose CO2 tailpipe emissions are less than 75 grams per km.
New bus stops have been provided Daleside Road near the Racecourse Park and Ride, with a connecting pedestrian link to the car park site. These stops will serve the Racecourse Park and Ride site and buses will no longer lose time driving into and out of the site. Overall it is hoped that bus journey times along the corridor will reduce by up to three minutes and reliability will be vastly improved.
Improvements and enhancements to the cycle infrastructure will also be undertaken along Daleside Road at the same time. These will be funded from the Cycle Ambition funding which has been separately allocated via the Local Enterprise Partnership. For more details visit the Cycle City Eastern Corridor page.
Phase 2 – under construction
Will consist of developing a bus lane on Vale Road (not open to ULEVs), new parking restrictions, bus stop improvements and bus priority at signal controlled junctions in the Netherfield area.
Phase 3 – under construction
Will include physical measures to the west of the city including proposed extensions to bus lanes along Queens Drive and Thane Road and new routing options for the Eastern Section including a proposal to run buses through the Island development site.
The current Citylink 2 service which connects the city centre to the Racecourse Park and Ride and to Netherfield Retail Park was rebranded as EcoLink in January 2017. The route uses electric buses which offer a quiet and comfortable ride in addition to having zero tailpipe emissions.
The Daleside Road improvement scheme and the Cycle City Ambition programmes are working together to deliver improvements for cyclists and bus users on the eastern route out of the city.