City Centre 20mph

Map showing proposal of roads within Nottingham to become 20mph

As part of the city’s plan for its Covid-19 recovery, we want to grow back greener. That includes doing whatever we can to make it easier for people to travel sustainably, such as walking or cycling.

In 2015, Nottingham City Council introduced 20mph limits in almost all residential areas creating lower speed neighbourhoods, which are more pleasant for all.

Reducing traffic speeds on all city centre roads would create a safer environment for everyone – motorists, cyclists and pedestrians – support a greener Covid recovery and contribute to a more attractive city centre environment.

We are looking at introducing a 20mph speed limit within Nottingham City Centre.

Update 18 August 2021

  • An informal consultation on this scheme ran earlier this year, 71 per cent of respondents supported the proposals to make the city centre 20mph.
  • The proposals for the scheme have now been amended after reviewing this feedback to exclude a number of main routes throughout the city. These roads will remain 30mph, it is now proposed a section of Manvers Street will be reduced from 40mph to 30mph.
  • Please find the following documents below
    • Copy of letter to residents
    • Map showing proposed scheme area
    • Additional information on the scheme

Formal consultation on this scheme has now closed.

Funding via the Active Travel Fund

Nottingham City Council has received £2 million of Government funding to deliver a range of projects in 2021.

The projects aim to make walking and cycling easier, encourage more sustainable travel, and support a green recovery from Covid-19.

They include improving and making permanent some of the schemes we tested last year, as well as trialling and implementing some new schemes.