Derby and Nottingham City Councils bid for £100m transport transformation

A one hundred million pound plan to transform the city centres of Derby and Nottingham has been released.

The proposals include improving transport links between the cities, and to East Midlands Airport.

Upgrades to bus and cycle lanes are also part of the plans, as well as continued funding to offer small grants to Derby businesses to encourage staff to travel sustainably to and from work.

The plans also include dedicated cycle lanes along Slack Lane, Raynesway, and Nottingham Road Credit: Derby City Council

The councils in both cities have applied for the money as part of a government scheme.

The Department for Transport says an update on the winners will be made in due course.

The Council has been determined to make this a truly ambitious bid, demonstrating that Derby is ready to transform transport across the City area and enhance the links between Derby and Nottingham.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Deputy Leader, Derby City Council
A map of the proposed mass transit system in Derby Credit: Derby City Council