To encourage more people out of their cars and onto the streets we will be working hard to create a safer city centre, district centres and neighbourhoods.

As people return to work and demand for access to services increases, we want to ensure measures are in place to support social distancing and improve mobility. These measures include footpath widening and one-way streets in the Arboretum and Derby Road areas, and pop up cycle lanes in the Broadmarsh area.

December 2020: Update on neighbourhood traffic schemes in the Arboretum and Derby Road areas

Trial schemes began in September 2020 as part of tranche 1 and have now been removed. Thank you to everyone involved and particularly those who have provided feedback.

We’ve seen support for the concept, and a number of positive effects during the trial, including an overall reduction in through traffic. However, we appreciate that not all elements of the scheme have worked.

The trials have given us an opportunity to learn what works, and what is less likely to work, in any future scheme.

In November 2020 the City Council was awarded a further £2 million to introduce measures to improve walking and cycling facilities. This will allow us to explore more robust, longer term solutions to address through traffic problems and create more pleasant neighbourhoods for residents.

We will be working on options in the next few weeks with a view to consulting more widely in February and March.

The Arboretum

The Arboretum area is a gateway for people walking and cycling from the north of the city including Hyson Green, Forest Fields, Sherwood and Mapperley. The area also attracts no-resident motor traffic using the area as a cut through between Mansfield Road and Derby Road.

As a trial scheme to dissuade traffic from using the area as a cut through and provide a better environment for people walking and cycling into the city centre, we are introducing a number of measures including additional traffic calming measures and traffic filters.

Please see attached leaflet for more information.

Derby Road and surrounding streets

In order to provider calmer, more attractive streets and to encourage more walking and cycling, restrictions have been put in place to limit some vehicle movements on the roads between Derby Road and Ilkeston Road.

It is hoped the scheme will reduce cut through traffic, leading to fewer vehicle numbers using these roads and making them more pleasant for residents.

Please see attached leaflet for more information.