By Thomas Hewitt
Plans are in place for future improvements to be made to Cliftons foot and cycle paths.
Plans being introduced by the Nottingham City Council would see the widening of the path along Farnborough Road from Summerwood Lane to Silverdale Walk and cycling paths being created in the area.
It is part of a government grant from the Department for Transport to help support sustainable commuting.
The council are in discussions to release £920,000 from the £8.4 million Transforming Cities Fund to spend on Farnborough Road, as well as improvements to the Silverdale tram side path and the B679 between Wilford and Silverdale.
In a decision published on the Nottingham City Council website, the plans stated that: “The scheme improves walking and cycling alongside the highway network.
“Clifton has connections to the wider walking and cycling network but many of these paths are off road and unlit.
“These routes may be unattractive due to the perceived danger of crime after dark.
“By improving routes that are safe from traffic but on the road network it has the potential to provide greater opportunities for people to walk and cycle.”
The plans also stated that street lighting on these roads will also be reviewed and placed to ensure that the paths are well lit, whilst formal road crossing points for cyclists and pedestrians will also be installed.
It is hoped that the works will help reduce both conflict and danger from traffic.
Preparatory work started in April with work expected to begin on the improvements in the near futur