What's happening?

Work is underway to improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities to better connect Clifton with routes into Nottingham city centre. We will be widening the path along Farnborough Road from Summerwood Lane to Silverdale Walk, to support active travel whether on foot or by bicycle. Preparatory works started outside the school last month to take advantage of the quiet during the Easter Holidays, and work will shortly begin in earnest on the rest of the project.

Along with widening the path we will be improving crossings, adding cycle priority surfacing and moving street lights to ensure the path is safe and usable all year round, and improve safety for pupils walking or cycling to Farnborough Academy.

We had hoped to build this path in 2016 following an extensive consultation exercise, but unfortunately – due to funding constraints – we were unable to. However, we have now been awarded funding as part of Transforming Cities, the Department for Transport’s fund to help support sustainable commuting, so we are now able to make this project a reality.

Southern Cycle Corridor map Farnborough Road Clifton Nottingham

Southern Cycle Corridor, Farnborough Road, Clifton

What effect will this have on traffic?

  • Work on the shared path should have little impact on traffic, although sections of the path will be closed to pedestrians for the duration of the works
  • Access to properties along Farnborough Road will be maintained at all times
  • Four-way lights will be in operation for a brief period when the parallel crossing is being constructed, this will be scheduled outside of peak hours to have minimal impact on traffic

Works include:

  • The pavement on the southern side of the road will be widened to 3m to create a shared cycle and pedestrian path
  • A parallel crossing (for cyclists and pedestrians) will be installed at the Green Lane roundabout
  • Street lights will be repositioned
  • Cycle and pedestrian priority green surfacing added to side roads
  • Introducing the traffic regulation order to stop parking on the grass verges – subject to consultation