Cleaner Air Day

IMG_7778ab0800h Nottm Emmanuel school MME Head electric bicycle
Joining in with the campaign day; cycling to school on an electric bicycle.


Mini road network for kids

** New mini road network for kids to cycle on **
Further to the paddling pool, and the wide range of outdoor play equipment, Victoria Embankment and Nottingham City now offers a road network exclusively for kids to learn to ride a bike on, and to learn road safety.
Photos show site under development, opening ceremony, and a couple of dads pushing kids along on their first rides.
Facility is great for The Meadows, but designed to serve the conurbation.

Arkwright Walk developments

New designs for the apartments at either end of Arkwright Walk have been approved.

It’s envisaged that the housing will be available from a year after construction works, with all housing planned for Arkwright and Blackstone being available after two and a half years.  Works might start in April.
Now we have the full road open again to walking and cycling, we are also planning for midi buses to used the route (NCT Navy 3 and city council LOCALINK 1) both for convenience of local residents and to give the shopping centre a higher profile.
The grass patch next to the play equipment is very worn (the litter bin and the lighting column proving natural goalposts).  Perhaps some proper goal posts, a wicket and some grass mats might give the kids a better experience.

New lighting on Victoria Embankment


Switched on 2 days previous.
Set for 15 minutes before dusk and half past midnight; then for 5am (or 15 minutes before dawn).
The gap at night is cos some people have asked for less light spill at night (although these lamps direct the light vey well)  and for the benefit of bats.
42 lamps, each of 35W drawing 5 amps with average 8 hour use per day leading to 20 year lifespan.
Fresh grass seeding has taken well in the mild Autumn, but there are some snagging works to be done.
The scheme is expected to help cyclists and walkers, and we’ve certainly received doorstep concerns about walking to work in the dark.
The lampheads are 21st century technology, but have an Edwardian style.
The afternoon review was part of the handover process.
Fuller photos available in Facebook.

Proposals for Victoria Embankment Junior Bike Track

Nottingham City Council Parks Service has designed a bike track for children to practise their cycling skills and learn to ride a bike.
Some funding has already been secured for this project but additional funding will be required and we will be looking to apply for external funding in September.
The designs can be viewed during opening hours at the following venues:
• Queens Walk Recreation Ground pavilion: 14th July – 2nd August
• Meadows Library: 3rd August – 23rd August
• Victoria Embankment Cricket Pavilion: 16th August – 30th August
And at the following events:
• Bridgeway Community Information Event: 15th August, 12-4pm
The proposals can also be viewed and commented online until 31st August at:
For more information contact the Parks and Open Spaces Team on 0115 915 2733 or

Southern cycle corridor consultation

The proposed route for the Southern Cycle Corridor, part of the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) has been published.

The route seeks to “fill in the gaps” where off-carriageway facilities are missing along the route that runs from Nottingham Train Station to the Clifton Park and Ride, as well as the Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus.

The route runs along Queens Bridge Road, up along Queens Walk, over the Toll Bridge, along Beckett Way and alongside the tram to Clifton then along Farnborough Road to the park and ride. There are also spurs along Southchurch Drive and along Main Road (Wilford) and to NTU at Clifton where we are liaising with Highways England about improving the route that falls within their jurisdiction. The entire route will also be signed to help with way finding and linking to other cycle facilities and destinations.

Funding is not yet available for –
–          Queens Bridge Road (Vat and Fiddle): would like a wider, shared facility, public realm improvements and a removal of traffic to create a high standard pedestrian and cycle link; this will be reviewed as part of the proposed redevelopment here called Unity Square.
–          Queens Bridge Road (linking to Queens Walk): assess junction again once Broadmarsh changes are implemented.

RIVERSIDE WAY: A direct link from the Old Toll Bride and Riverside Way to Robin Hood Way is to be created. This will link the Southern Cycle Corridor to the River Leen route as well as the NG2 business park.
Consultation web pages.