Approval’s expected to be given next week for a programme of transport improvements in Nottingham, after what the council calls “unprecedented” financial backing from the Government.
Nottingham City Council says the £161 million package of schemes will strengthen connections between major employment sites, upgrade public transport and improve options for people on foot or bikes as the city moves out of and beyond the Covid crisis.
The City put together a joint bid with Derby for a share of the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund, and its was the only one to receive the full amount requested.
The works include cycle lane improvements, an increase in spaces at park and ride sites, bus priority corridors and better real-time information at bus stops, bike hire improvements and expanding the rapid charging network.
Go ahead for the schemes is expected to be given at next week’s Executive Board meeting.