Nottingham Local Greenpeace Group calls for a Green Recovery from the health crisis, including investment in local public transport, walking and cycling.
Nottingham Greenpeace volunteer Beks said “We need a Green Recovery, including massive investment in walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure here in Nottingham.
“That’s why I’m really pleased to see these clear messages in chalk to the Government outside Broadmarsh, where plans for the development of the site are being looked at again by the council since intu went bust. We want to promote a green pedestrianised space for people to walk and cycle safely in Nottingham, not £27 billion for new road building.“
Beks added “I’d cycle to work if it were safer, but a lot of my route from Keyworth to Nottingham would be hard. I would cycle along the A606 then along the A52, which are both way too busy, dangerous and have no cycle lanes.
“Then it would be through West Bridgford and over Trent Bridge. Nottingham Local Council is doing what they can, as they have implemented some pop-up cycle lanes, including one over Trent Bridge, but still most of my route is impossible. We want Government to invest in clean, green transport so that more people can cycle, walk and take public transport safely.”
“The Prime Minister has just visited us here in Nottingham and encouraged more people to cycle. We need Government to put its money where its mouth is and give us the funding we need to improve our cycle routes, which would keep people fit, reduce air pollution and lower carbon emissions.“