Our Vision

Nottingham City Council has an ambitious plan for transport in our city. We are working to build a sustainable and integrated transport network that allows people to move around easily, quickly, and affordably.

Helping the people of Nottingham to get around our great city is vital for the economy and quality of life as well as allowing people to unlock new employment, services, culture and social opportunities. So we are investing nearly £270 million of Government grant funding to improve transport Nottingham and beyond.

In a nutshell we are working towards

We are proud of Nottingham’s public transport network, the publicly owned bus company and the extensive tram network offer people reliable, sustainable and good value options. But, we have never rested on our laurels, working to provide innovative ticketing such as creating the Robin Hood Network and city wide contactless to help people travel seamlessly across the urban area. As a council we put buses and trams first – giving them priority on the roads over cars, to make journeys faster and more reliable. As well as bringing new electric buses to the city’s streets to make public transport greener, and work towards the city’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028.

We are passionate about cycling, working to the national cycle design guide with the ambition to build the highest quality cycle lanes possible. Through fostering a culture of cycling and building good, off-road cycle routes we can make a real difference to how people travel around the city. Giving people to access an affordable, sustainable and green transport option, with the added benefits of improving public health without contributing to traffic or air pollution.

We put people first, transforming the roads that dominated the old Broad Marsh area and pedestrianising large areas to create a safer place for people walking or cycling. But also appreciating that infrastructure isn’t the only barrier to active travel, working with communities to in still confidence and a love of cycling at any age – community lead projects offering jobseekers with access to bikes or teaching people to ride later in life. In addition we are working with businesses to help employees choose sustainable options, supporting companies to install showers, lockers and bike parking as well as electric vehicle charging, e-cargo bikes and bespoke journey planning.

We want to get the fundamentals right by keeping on top of road maintenance. Potholes are more than an annoyance, they are a real safety concern and we’re working to resurface hundreds of roads across the city, as well as installing thousands of new street lamps. Smoother, better lit roads benefit everyone whether wheeling, driving or riding.

We strive to be innovators, over a decade of the Workplace Parking Levy has shown that we can make some bold long-term decisions to improve travel in our city. We lead the way with trialling new technologies being one of the first cities in the UK to pilot wireless charging for electric taxis, e-scooters, integrating ticketing and shared economy models to create bespoke journey solutions.

Change is possible, but it takes time, funding and ambition to design public spaces around the needs of people not cars.

Read our Local Transport Plan (LTP)

Local Transport Plan

The new East Midlands Combined County Authority will soon be combining local transport plans together, so there will be a single integrated plan, rather than four.