The National Highways and Transport Network Satisfaction Survey has crowned the winner of the No 1 rated City for Transport in the UK, with Nottingham coming out top!
Receiving the highest overall public satisfaction score nationally for the third time, Nottingham beat 105 other local authority areas to scoop the accolade. The city was rated on several aspects of transport – including accessibility, public transport, tackling congestion, and road safety.
Nottinghamshare, the county’s car sharing scheme, has helped feed into this overall picture. With 3,000 members in the area signed up and ready to share, the scheme, which is run by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, already takes over 970,000 miles off the county’s roads annually – making a real impact on congestion.
Combined with financial savings of almost £90,000 for its existing members every year, and 190 tonnes of CO2 saved annually, it’s clear to see that Nottinghamshare is really leading by example as part of a successful wider transport infrastructure. The scheme is open to all, with dedicated sub-groups for employees of the two councils, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Boots, and the University of Nottingham.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for business, growth and transport, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Nottingham people have again responded so positively to the highway and transport services that we provide in the city. It shows that the investment we are continually making to improve our infrastructure, create greener transport options and to promote integrated transport is benefiting local people.”
For more information on how a Liftshare scheme could help your employees save money and travel more efficiently to work, please visit the Liftshare Business website.
Author Lex Barber