Electric vehicle charging points, a bike pump, a cycle storage area, an interactive travel update screen and a place to pick up and leave hire cars will all be available in one place with the creation of a new “mobility hub” in Chaddesden. The hub, situated in the shopping precinct in Nottingham Road, has been designed to give people better options for local travel.

The installation of the hub will mean that the paved walking area in front of the shops will be improved, and the new parking area will not reduce the number of spaces available elsewhere for cars.

The work is due to start in summer 2024 and will take just a few weeks to complete. Alongside the improved travel options, there will be new seating areas and planters.

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Ahead of the installation, residents will have the opportunity to quiz council officers on the new hub at events being held on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, from 11am until 3.30pm at the Nottingham Road shopping precinct.

Derby City Council previously joined forces with Enterprise Car Club to bring a new and accessible public car club to the city. The car club makes it easier than ever for citizens to get around using electric and low-emission vehicles. Once a member, users are able to hire car club vehicles from on-street locations, 24/7, including Chadedsden.

Vehicles can be booked using the Enterprise Car Club app and accessed via a smartphone. Enterprise will also be providing information on their car club scheme at the events on April 25 and 26.

Councillor Carmel Swan, climate change, transport and sustainability, said: “I’m delighted that the latest mobility hub will be in place this summer, following the success of our first hub in the Six Streets area of Derby.

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