Nottingham and Derby Transforming Cities Bid
SYSTRA were heavily involved in the preparation of the Economics Case for the recent Derby and Nottingham cities Transforming Cities Fund Bid which identified the case for £160 million of DfT funding for a range of transport schemes in both cities. These schemes included park and ride sites, new environmentally friendly bus routes, bus priority schemes, junction upgrades, a network of cycle routes and a range of pedestrian and townscape enhancement schemes.
SYSTRA identified and applied an approach to model the impact of three packages of schemes (low, medium and high cost) to determine the predicted effect in terms of modal change and congestion relief using the East Midlands Gateway Transport Model. This included some innovative modelling techniques to establish the impacts of the active mode schemes as well as the range of public transport and highway schemes.
The output of this modelling was used by SYSTRA to produce the transport economic case to be submitted as part of the overall justification for the packages of schemes. Nottingham and Derby were successful in achieving funding for the High Cost scheme which consisted of £160 million of sustainable transport infrastructure.