Emergency Active Travel Fund (Covid-19) Measures
To aid the country’s recovery as Covid-19 restrictions are eased, the Government announced an Emergency Active Travel Fund to help council’s introduce measures to re-allocate road space for cyclists and pedestrians and encourage people to walk and use a bike more.
The City Council has been successful in securing funds to trial a range of traffic measures, which will support the phased economic recovery for Nottingham. The plans include; new ‘pop up’ cycle lanes, new cycle parking facilities, closures of some streets and improvements to pavements to aid social distancing.
The schemes could either be amended, removed or permanently retained during the next few months as we test out the ideas to see how well they work.
Victoria Embankment: Proposed closure to aid walking and cycling
From Monday 3 August, Victoria Embankment will be closed to through traffic on a trial basis as part of emergency plans to encourage more people to travel by foot and bike and support a greener recovery from Covid-19 as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Victoria Embankment is a popular place for visitors and those travelling to, and through the area by foot and bike. A large number of vehicles also use the Embankment as a cut-through route.
In order to provide a safe and welcoming space to encourage more people to use the area on foot and bike rather than by car, parts of the Victoria Embankment will be closed to vehicles for a trial period.
The closure will be in place at all times, and all days of the week, initially for the summer period, just after its junction with Wilford Grove to its junction with Bunbury Street. Parts of the Victoria Embankment will remain open to allow car parking, but vehicle access into residential areas of Meadows from the Embankment will be limited. People are also encouraged to use more sustainable modes of transport to access the area where possible.
Please see attached map and leaflet for more information.