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Walking in Nottingham
More people walking more often will contribute to the vision and objectives set out in the Nottingham Local Transport Plan, particularly in terms of reducing congestion, improving accessibility and promoting healthy active lifestyles to deliver an improved quality of life.
Significant investment has been made on a programme of integrated transport measures including pedestrian routes, shared pedestrian and cycle networks and a rights of way improvement plan.
Improvements are planned for a network of primary pedestrian routes. The Primary Pedestrian Routes (PPR) initiative involved investing in a network of links between the City Centre, regeneration areas and the surrounding inner city communities that are currently awkward and unattractive for pedestrians.
The project delivered improved links through provision of new and direct signalled crossing points, and new paving, lighting, signing, and street furniture, whilst ensuring greater pedestrian priority throughout the network. The routes have been developed along the principles of being connected, convenient, comfortable, convivial and conspicuous. Consequently the routes will be direct, link to public transport nodes, be of a high quality without clutter, and be safe, straightforward and clear.
The routes provide key access through the regeneration areas and improve their permeability. Linking these areas to the City Centre is vital to their successful redevelopment. They will provide a framework for development and improve the public realm to encourage further investment in the area.
The new provision will include consistent high quality paving to produce a durable and attractive finish. The footways will be widened where possible and surface level pedestrian crossings that are conveniently located will be provided. In a number of cases the crossings will be on a plateau to further increase pedestrian prominence and safety. Street furniture and planting will be provided to encourage pedestrians to linger in the public realm with consistent and clear signing to allow for ease of navigation between distinct areas.
The routes include:
Arkwright Street - incorporating the Southside regeneration zone and the Meadows residential area, parts of which are ranked amongst the 5% most deprived areas in England. The key theme in addressing the route is to tackle social exclusion,
Canning Circus- an important gateway into the City Centre from the north-west. The area is in need of regeneration to improve the retail environment. Beyond Canning Circus, most of the areas bordering Alfreton Road are ranked within the 10% most deprived nationally.
Hockley - links the deprived inner city area of St Anns in the east, to the City Centre. The Sneinton Market and bus depot sites are important regeneration sites within the Eastside area that are directly accessed via this corridor.
Station Street - key link between Nottingham Station and the Eastside regeneration area. With the redevelopment of Nottingham Station as the transport hub for the City, the prominence of the route as a link to employment opportunities will increase.
Walks (and rides) around Nottingham (please click on below links for pdf maps: