Have your say on how to be more active in Ashfield

Ashfield residents are being urged to have their say on how to improve walking and cycling in the district.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 10:40 am
The proposal is for a new two-way cycle route on High Pavement, Sutton.

A proposal for a new two-way cycle route on High Pavement will form part of the £2.8 million allocation from the Department for Transport (DfT) to Nottinghamshire County Council’s Active Travel Fund

The shared use footway/cycle way is proposed to run from Station Road to Silk Street and also between Mill Street and Langton Road in Sutton.

Other measures include changing the existing crossing at the High Pavement junction with Station Street to a toucan crossing, as well as upgrading other dropped crossings.

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Coun John Cottee, chairman of the communities and place committee at the county council, said: “Embedding walking and cycling into people’s daily lives for leisure or work will help achieve a number of our council objectives including health, the environment, and reducing journey time delay.

"In addition, the proposals will help to avoid overcrowding on public transport as the economy restarts.

“I’d encourage local people to have a look and find out more and have a say on the proposal before the consultation closes on Thursday, April 1.”

The plans are part of the county council’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) Tranche 2 proposals

A finalised programme will be determined by councillors following completion of the consultation.

Another scheme included in the programme is improvements to the existing on-road cycle lane to create a fully segregated footway/cycleway on both sides of Chesterfield Road South between Rosemary Street and Abbott Road with Debdale Lane junction in Mansfield.