While cyclists back the £6.1m improvements to Nottingham's cycleways, but one resident believes the council needs to prioritise the roads for drivers
The announcement of an improvement in Nottingham cycle paths has been met with mixed reaction from riders and motorists.
Part of a £6.1m investment, the scheme will see a segregated cycle lane being built alongside Castle Boulevard, as well as a network of bike paths across the city.
Like London, Nottingham will get an east-west cycle path from the university, along University Boulevard to the new cycle route on Castle Boulevard. It will also see an north-south route that will travel from Bulwell to Clifton via the city centre and City Hospital.
Hugh McClintock, from pressure group Pedals, welcomed the news, telling the Nottingham Post: “A lot of shared paths were developing 20-25 years ago and aren’t fit for purpose. We’ll wait for the detail, but in principle these corridors are something we are keen on and will be great for Nottingham’s cyclists.”
But resident Phillip Greaves, 75, of Sherwood, did not agree that it is money well spent.
“I know it’s different pots of money, but the cycle lanes shouldn’t be a priority; you need to look at potholes and things instead,” he told the Post.
“There are so many more motorists than cyclists.”