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Future Transport Zones

Future Transport Zones

Nottingham City Council has been successful in bidding for the grant funding from the Department for Transport (DfT), and it will now be invested in joint projects with Derby to improve connectivity and further encourage use of public transport. The grant of £16.7m will be used to trial new technology and keep Nottingham at the forefront of innovative travel.

The area’s longstanding reputation for delivery of innovative, integrated transport schemes was seen as key to the success of the Nottingham and Derby bid.

It was focused on these key areas:

Creating mobility hubs within neighbourhoods to encourage the take-up of active travel methods and offer electric car club hire, electric bike and scooter sharing, vehicle charging points, digital information screens, and real-time public transport information.

We are looking to implement six sites in the second half of 2024. Three of these will be in residential areas and three in car parks.

  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

The creation of an app which will allow users to plan for, book and pay for trips on public transport, plus bike hire, car share, taxi journeys, car parking, and vehicle charging. That platform will also allow discounts and bundles to reward and incentivise trips.

We expect to launch the app in stages, with the first stage being made available publicly in spring 2025.

  • Data Platform

This will pool various transport data sources owned and collected by the Council into a single place. It will be used to provide a complete picture across the network to improve the efficiency of the traffic control centre and keep commuters informed of the latest information.

Over 95% of the sensors collecting data are now installed, including air quality sensors and those monitoring accident near-miss data.

  • Electric Vehicles (EV) and Charging Infrastructure

Leading by example to electrify the Council’s vehicle fleet and sharing learning to create and operate an Electric Vehicle (EV) fleet charging network across the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) region.

What we’ve done so far…

 

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