We have received funding from the Department for Transport to deliver the Travel Well programme to help widen access to walking and cycling for communities living around Aspley, Beechdale, Bilborough, Bulwell, St Ann’s and Sneinton. More activities and launch events will take place in spring 2024. You can find out more about Travel Well and view some of the available activities here.
NCT’s new electric buses
A new fleet of 24 electric buses bought by Nottingham City Transport (NCT) are expected to be in operation by the end of March. The new fleet will help NCT end the use of diesel buses entirely by 2028. The first 12 of the single-decker buses are expected to be in operation later in January.
One step closer towards a new bridge over the Trent
Nottingham City Council will submit a planning application in 2024 for a pedestrian and cyclist – ‘Waterside Bridge’ across the River Trent. The new bridge, the first over the Trent since Clifton Bridge was built 60 years ago, will create links between the expanding Waterside regeneration area, Colwick Park on the north bank, and the Lady Bay and West Bridgford areas to the south.
By enhancing connections between communities, green spaces and riverside paths, the proposed scheme will make it easier for people living and working in Nottingham to travel more sustainably. The Waterside Bridge project is being delivered using grant funding secured from Central Government through the Transforming Cities programme.
Streets for People
Nearly 135 Streets for People schemes have been completed so far across the city and work is on track to finish in March 2024. Across all twenty wards pavements and walkways are being upgraded to make them safer, especially considering the needs of older people and those with less mobility. Roads and cycle paths are being repaired to help improve traffic flow and safety.
The Streets for People programme is being delivered using grant funding secured from Central Government through the Levelling Up programme.
We’re on track to replace 34,300 lights with new energy-saving LED (light-emitting diode) sources. Nottingham City Council successfully bid for £7m from the Government’s Levelling Up fund, which is being used for this work. The installation of new LED lights started in July 2022. The work is expected to be completed by March 2024.
Lime e-bike expansion
The scheme was launched in the city centre and surrounding areas in April 2023. E-bikes are now also available to hire in Clifton, Wilford, Leen Valley and Basford. Expansion into the remaining areas of Nottingham City is due to take place in 2024.
New e-scooter supplier
As reported in the local press, the Department for Transport have provided an extension to e-scooter rental trials to May 2026. A procurement process has commenced to appoint a new rental e-scooter operator. We therefore expect hire e-scooters to return to Nottingham in the summer 2024.
More projects are in the works so watch this space.