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

Plans include the establishment of Derby’s first dedicated mass transit link Credit: Derby City Council

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.

The economic benefits will be huge for both cities because this level of investment offers the chance to implement some really exciting changes, bringing mass transit to the city, and creating public transport innovations and transport experiences."

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