Seasons greetings! We hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas!
Many of you may have noticed the recent speed limit change on Queens Road West, from 40mph, to 30mph, that was enforced in early November. Reducing speeds on our roads has a number of benefits; it reduces collisions and injuries, and also improves air quality.
But did you know that the change to the speed limit was just one of a number of planned changes to Queens Road West? There are plans to install a widened cycling path & pavement, install new traffic lights & crossings, and change the dual carriageway to a single lane carriageway. These proposed changes would be delivered by Nottinghamshire County Council, funded through a programme called “Transforming Cities.”
Consultation for this work took place in May 2022, but there is limited information as to what was discussed or recommended, and there’s not been clear guidance so far from the County Council as to when these planned works will take place.
Reducing traffic speeds, improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and making space for people to travel out of their cars makes it easier for people to choose to travel by foot or bike, thereby reducing our carbon emissions.
If you want to find out more about these plans, visit the link here: https://a6005tcf.consultation.ai/ or email your County Councillors.
If you were involved in the consultation for this work, please get in touch with Broxtowe Green Umbrella to share what was discussed. Email: [email protected]
Written by Broxtowe Green Umbrella
Photo left: A visualisation of proposed changes on Queens Road West, parallel to Chilwell School.