Riggotts have worked with Nottingham City Council for over 10 years, so we were their first port of call when they wanted to introduce ‘red routes’ in the city.
Red routes were first introduced in London around 26 years ago to ease congestion, and they’ve since been adopted by other cities. The line markings look similar to yellow lines – but are red. Because vehicles are not allowed to stop anywhere on a red route, it encourages free-flowing traffic, aiming to reduce congestion and pollution.
To create Nottingham’s red routes we applied over 7500m of thermoplastic lining on major roads into the city. These include London Road, Canal Street and Lower Parliament Street. As these are some of the city’s busiest routes, our expertise in creating quality markings to a strict timescale was critical.
The city will review its use of red routes later in the year. Other councils will no doubt be watching too. If they are successful in improving congestion and air quality in Nottingham, we could soon be creating more red routes across the UK.