A new project in Nottingham is no doubt going to become very popular as it involves the setting up of new locations for bike hire. The fact that the project is environment friendly has also meant that the local authorities are likely to be considered when the Environment Awards are announced in the Nottingham Post.
Jane Urquhart, a local Councillor and the holder of the portfolio of planning and transportation, said that she is very happy and excited to see a large number of people already benefiting from this project and hopes for an even larger number of people enjoying the benefit in future.
There was a time when bikes could be hired from only two locations namely the Tourist Information Centre in Smothy Row and Broadmarsh Bus Station. The new locations for bike hire are Maid Marian Way (Friar Lane junction), Holiday Inn (Tollhouse Hill), just opposite to Maudsley Building (Nottingham Trent University), and Nottingham Contemporary Building (Fletcher Gate).
With hire costs starting at only £2 per week, these bikes will be available to all people with Kangaroo Travel Card holders being given the bikes free of cost. The scheme is very much similar to the one initiated by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.
In the transport category, council is facing competition from University of Nottingham for the award. The university is busy setting a hydrogen fuel filling centre at its Jubilee campus for the benefit of all vehicles powered by hydrogen. This is going to be the first hydrogen filling centre in this city and one of the 20 that are proposed in entire UK.
Hydrogen is one fuel that does not produce polluting carbon emissions and the only byproduct of hydrogen is water. This award is intended to encourage people and organizations to work to clean the environment. The award ceremony will be held on 17th October in Nottingham Golf Club.