Active Travel Fund – Randall Way, Retford

Closed 7 Mar 2021

Opened 8 Feb 2021


The Active Travel Fund (ATF) has been created by the Department for Transport (DfT) to fund active travel schemes that help deliver government’s plans to boost greener, active transport and to make walking and cycling safer during the pandemic. The purpose of the fund is to implement interventions that encourage more cycling and walking with a view to embedding cycling and walking as part of long-term travel habits. Schemes funded by the ATF will support social distancing in the short-term and offer significant long-term health, environmental and congestion benefits.

Nottinghamshire County Council has been successful in securing funding for several potential cycle and footway improvement schemes across the county and to implement behavioural change measures within these local areas.  The next stage is to carry out a public consultation for each proposed scheme and your views and comments are welcome.

All of the proposed schemes complement the work that the Council already undertakes to help deliver national and local aims to improve the economy, environment, health and wellbeing, and create thriving communities. The schemes being consulted on therefore ties-in to current programmes the Council delivers to help reduce the impacts of journey time delay and harmful emissions, make our networks safer, and help people access local jobs, training, shops, services and leisure opportunities.

The proposed scheme in Retford will reallocate road space on the southern side of Randall Way to create a fully segregated two-way cycleway/footway adjacent to the existing carriageway. Existing verge on the northern side of Randall Way to be converted into footway. The proposed cycleway/footway will continue on the east side of the A638 North Road, between Randall Way and Silverdale Close to tie into an existing on road cycleway. As part of the scheme an existing pedestrian refuge on North Road, near Silverdale Close, to be upgraded to a Toucan crossing. The proposed scheme will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians using this route, which links existing employment sites and residential conurbations to the town centre via Hallcroft Road and North Road.

The consultation for the proposed ATF Tranche 2 scheme on Randall Way, Retford closed on Sunday 7th March 2021. The consultation plan can be viewed at the bottom of this webpage (within the ‘related’ section).

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Further details of all the Active Travel Fund proposed schemes in Nottinghamshire and the Active Travel Fund Consultation Plan can be found here: Nottinghamshire Active Travel Fund.

What happens next

Thank you for submitting your comments via the consultation. Once reviewed, all comments will be published on this webpage.

As the scheme has received public support it has now progressed to detailed design stage. We are, however, reviewing the comments made to see how these can inform the detailed design. Once detailed design is complete, a further round of consultation will be undertaken to determine if the scheme should be constructed.

For further information on the consultation timeline visit Nottinghamshire County Councils Active Travel Fund Consultation Plan at