Plans to turn Keyworth Street into a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists have been approved by councillors.
Cyclists will be able to use the whole length of the street in both directions, and there will be new cycle parking. The gates at the Borough Road junction will be removed and replaced with a raised table.
The scheme also includes new trees, 'feature seating' and 'architectural lighting'.
The design will allow the street to be used for occasional events.
In 2007 the university covered the street in grass for its village fete.
Following this week's decision by the community council a statutory consultation on changes to the road layout will be held before the scheme is implemented.