New crossings to be installed as city-centre cycle route works press ahead

Map showing improvements to Parliament Street junction

Nottingham City Council is continuing to create cycle routes across Nottingham including new crossings to better connect employment sites to the city centre.

The City Centre Cycle Routes scheme, will link existing routes along Daleside Road and Castle Boulevard with new cycle lanes – to make cycling through the city easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Work started last year on London Road roundabout before moving onto Fisher Gate and Hollow Stone. The project will complete later in 2024 as the last stage of works in under way.

Works include:

  • Dedicated segregated cycleway on Fisher Gate
  • Signalised pedestrian and cycle crossings across Lower Parliament Street, Pennyfoot Street and Fisher Gate.
  • A dedicated signal-controlled cycle crossing will be provided through the middle of the junction linking with the new cycle lane on Fisher Gate and the connections at the Island Quarter and Bio City
  • Final resurfacing and landscaping works on London Road roundabout

Councillor Angela Kandola, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, said:

“We’re entering the final stages of this project and it’s great that we’re better able to connect the exciting new developments on the Island site with the city centre for both cyclists and pedestrians.

“There have been calls for a signalised crossing across Lower Parliament Street by Bio City for some years, and I’m pleased this will soon become a reality.

“This project is funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund which aims to promote sustainable travel and better connect to job opportunities – a cycle and pedestrian path between new housing developments and big employers like BioCity with the city Centre is a fantastic example of this in action.”

Traffic disruption will be monitored while work is under way and, if necessary, changes to the signals will be made to help keep the traffic moving.