County Council’s Arnold and Carlton area cycle plans

Pedals seeking comments on the County Council’s Arnold and Carlton area cycle route plans – Gedling and Carlton residents encouraged to have their say on new cycle Network.

Local people are being asked to choose from 11 potential routes as part of a series of public consultation events.

The routes have been designed by Via East Midlands, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, with members of the Via team on hand to discuss these plans and answer any questions.
The proposed 11 new routes are at:
• Spring Lane
• Mapperley Plains
• Darlton Drive
• Arno Vale Link
• Cavendish Road
• Conway Road to Burton Road
• Southdale Road
• Foxhill Road Central
• Kendrick Road
• Gedling Road
• Shelford Road

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s communities and place committee welcomed the consultations. He said:

“We want to hear from Gedling and Carlton residents to help us with our plans for a new cycle network.
“It’s vital that those who will use and benefit from the cycle network have their say in the final decision on which of these 11 new cycle routes will be constructed.
“We hope this new cycle network will also inspire more local residents of all ages to get out and about on their bikes, helping them to keep fit and healthy by cycling in the great Nottinghamshire outdoors. After all, our county is hosting the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain this September, which we also hope will inspire more people to cycle.
“The new cycle network will aim to reduce local congestion and improve air quality by providing cyclists with safer, quicker and more connected routes within the town. And for those who don’t currently cycle, we hope that this significant improvement to the current choice of cycle lanes will make getting on a bike to work a more viable and attractive option.”

Details can be found at http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/carltoncycle

We will be discussing comments on these plans at the Pedals monthly meeting on 16 July; a few days ahead of the end of the public consultation period on 27 July 2018.

Please send any comments asap to either:

Arthur Williams, Arthur.Williams@nottingham.ac.uk

Or Hugh McClintock: Hugh.McClintock@ntlworld.com