Presentation on theme: "Nottingham Sustainable Travel and Transport. Although Nottingham has lower than average levels of car ownership, levels of traffic are continuing."— Presentation transcript:
Nottingham Sustainable Travel and Transport
Although Nottingham has lower than average levels of car ownership, levels of traffic are continuing to rise.
Encouraging car users back on to more sustainable forms of transport is difficult, although some progress is being made
At 3 measuring stations in the city centre
Greater Nottingham, has a well-developed network of cycle routes, on and off road Cyclists’ use of the network increased by nearly 20% 1990-98 Recent improvements include 7km Millenium Cycle route from University Boulevard to Bulwell Pedal Express – a cycle courier company- shows cycling has a business potential 23% of the population of Nottingham owns a bike however only 3.1% of these people use their bike to cycle to work.
‘To maintain Nottingham's popularity and to continue attracting new visitors to our City Centre, we need an environment that is pedestrian-friendly and free from pollution and congestion.’ All but essential traffic is excluded from the Clear Zone during the middle of the day. This means that in certain areas access will only be allowed at particular times, some routes will be converted into pedestrian streets and only buses, taxis, blue badge holders and trams will be allowed into the Clear Zone.
Park & Ride 7 Park and Ride sites with over 4000 spaces, located around the City. Frequent Direct services straight into the City Centre. Modern accessible buses and trams operate from high quality purpose built sites Cheaper than parking in the City Centre
Road safety measures have cut traffic speeds and reduced the number of accidents
Over 13 km of bus lanes 600 new bus shelters 100 raised kerb boarding points
There are two extensions currently in development : Chilwell via Queens Medical Centre (QMC) Beeston, and Clifton via Wilford. NET is Nottingham's state-of-the-art tram system. It runs from Hucknall, through Bulwell and Hyson Green and into the city centre, terminating at Nottingham railway station. There is also a line to Phoenix Park (just off the M1 at junction 26). Hucknall BulwellHyson Green city centre Nottingham railway station Phoenix Park Trams
Along the tram route, there are 23 stops with five free Park and Ride sites (Hucknall, Moor Bridge, Phoenix Park, Wilkinson Street and The Forest). In the city centre, there are stops at Royal Centre (for the Theatre Royal, Royal Concert Hall and The Cornerhouse), Old Market Square, in the heart of Nottingham and Lace Market, for the National Ice Centre and Broadmarsh shopping centre. Park and RideRoyal CentreOld Market SquareLace Market
The Nottingham tram provides high class public transport that is quick, frequent, reliable and accessible. The trams feature 100% low floors with no steps onto or within the vehicles and a range of features designed to help NET to be easy to use for everyone.accessible NET trams are also closely linked with Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses offering 'cityrider' bus/tram day tickets, EasyRider smartcards and two Bulwell link bus routes. Conductors are on board every tram to take fares and help you in whatever way they can.EasyRiderBulwell link bus routes
Robin Hood Line Development of the Robin Hood Line project