Transforming Cities Fund

In June 2020, Nottingham and Derby City Councils received unprecedented financial backing from the Government when it gave the green light to a massive programme of transport improvements, funded through the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund.

This £161m package of schemes will strengthen connections between major employment sites, upgrade public transport, and improve options for people on foot or bike – an increasingly important investment to help keep both cities moving out of and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. It will also improve connections between the two cities.

The joint bid was the only one in the country to secure the full amount requested from the DfT. Further transport improvements will be carried out under the Future Transport Zone programme, after Nottingham was named as one of four areas in the country to trial innovate transport solutions and technologies.

The Government awarded a grant of £16.7 million for a number of schemes, including trials of electric scooters and e-bikes, and improvements to traffic information and ticketing.

All schemes meet the two key TCF objectives:

  • Supporting commuting, employment, development and economic growth
  • Reducing carbon

What we’ve done so far…

All schemes meet the two key TCF objectives:

You can find out more in the links below. Our bid secured funding for the following:

Encouraging active travel

Public transport improvements

Enhancing electric transport options

Related Projects


Last Chance – Go Greener with a Workplace Travel Grant

Nottingham businesses and voluntary organisations are being urged to consider cash grants of up to £25,000 for green transport schemes before a deadline at the end of the year.

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Nottingham submits planning permission for new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Trent

Nottingham City Council has submitted a planning application for a pedestrian and cyclist – ‘Waterside Bridge’ across the River Trent. 

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Beechdale and Wigman

We are upgrading facilities along Beechdale Road, Hollington Road and Wigman Road to create a safer environment for people walking and cycling.

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