Nottingham secures £16.7 million for Future Transport Zones

Nottingham City Council has successfully secured £16.7 million from the Department for Transport (DfT).  This will be used for joint projects with Derby to improve connectivity, traffic information, ticketing.

Proposed projects include creating:

  • electric mobility ‘hubs’ to encourage the take-up of alternative travel methods,
  • a new website and app to allow users to plan, book and pay for public transport, and
  • a data platform that will pool various transport data sources to help improve the efficiency of the traffic control centre.

Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Nottingham City Council, said:

“This is exciting news and yet another example of how good we are at bidding for, and securing, this type of grant to improve local transport options. As ever, we were up against a number of other bids from right across the country.

“It’s a significant amount of money for Nottingham and Derby, and we have innovative plans in both cities. Here in Nottingham, we’re going to improve traffic information to help commuters and motorists navigate their way around, while at the same time helping our traffic control officers manage traffic better.”

There will also be the opportunity to trial innovative modes of transport such as self-driving vehicles, e-bikes, and e-scooters to investigate if they could be used safely and sustainably