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New parking rules to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians

New parking enforcement rules are to be introduced across Sheffield aimed at making roads and pavements safer for cyclists and pedestrians. From Monday 20 May, motorists could be issued a penalty charge if they park across dropped kerbs (which have been lowered for vehicle access or pedestrians), in cycle lanes, or are double parked.

Cllr Ben Miskell and Cllr Tom Hunt standing in front of a green Sheffield Connect fully electric bus

Free City Centre bus service welcomes Sheffield’s first electric buses

As the old saying goes, ‘you wait for one bus to arrive then two turn up at once’. Well Sheffield City Council can do better than that, with four electric buses set to begin service in the city centre free for passengers to use.

Cllr Ben Miskell stands in Sheffield city centre with two trams parked up behind him on his right hand side and a double decker bus on his left hand side

Sheffield’s Transport Vision to reshape travel towards 2035

Simple, affordable fares, reliable bus journeys, easy and safe routes to walk or wheel to schools, shops, and local facilities, and tackling congestion are just some of items that form Sheffield’s Transport Vision for the next two decades.

An image of Sheffield city centre showing park square roundabout with a road going off it and into the distance, the road is surrounded by Ponds Forge Leisure Centre and office blocks

Ambitious plans proposed to cut deaths on Sheffield’s roads by 2030

Reducing the risk of someone being killed or seriously injured on Sheffield’s roads is at the heart of the Council’s new Road Safety Action Plan.

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Overnight resurfacing works to start on Chesterfield Road

Overnight diversions will be in place for three weeks as resurfacing works are carried out on Chesterfield Road in Woodseats. The works, which will start on Sunday, 10 March and will be carried out in three phases, will take place overnight between 9pm and 5am and will require the road to be closed during these hours to keep pedestrians, motorists and staff safe.

An artist impression of Pinstone Street in Sheffeild showing a row of bollards in the foreground and the road being used by cyclists and pedestrians, the road is flanked on both sides by buildings with Sheffield Town Hall in the background

Key improvements set to transform travel in Sheffield city centre

Sheffield is transforming with fantastic regeneration projects reshaping the city centre, turning it into a vibrate and exciting place to live, work and play. The result will make the city a must-visit location for anyone looking to shop, eat, drink, and enjoy their day.

Cllr Ben Miskell standing next to a white electric vehicle charging point, he is holding the plug that goes into the cars in his right hand

Council unveils plans to expand Electric Vehicle Charging network

Charging your electric vehicle in and around Sheffield may be about to get easier with a proposal for 11 new on-street and public car park charging points. Under the proposal, six new on-street locations and three car parks are to have the points installed, increasing the network by 22 bays.

Box junction and traffic light Queens Road

New traffic enforcement powers for safer and more reliable roads

Enforcement powers designed to help increase the number of drivers complying with the rules of the road, improve road safety and tackle congestion issues in the city were granted to the city in January 2023. A new report at the Council’s Waste and Street Scene Committee on 13th March will ask the committee to approve how they will be applied.

Clean Air Zone

Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone marks first year since launch

Since the launch, data has shown that the number of non-compliant vehicles has reduced by nearly two-thirds, showing that people are making the switch to cleaner vehicles.


A year on living with the Clean Air Zone

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health: A year on living with the CAZ and we are seeing the kind of positive results we were hoping for. The number of polluting vehicles within the CAZ boundary has seen a huge drop compared to the year before, two thirds of a reduction.

Cllr Miskell meets children from Astrea Academy

Secondary school in Burngreave becomes first in Sheffield to introduce School Street

Astrea Academy Sheffield, in Burngreave, part of Astrea Academy Trust, had campaigned to improve road safety outside the school after a number of near misses at busy times.

The top deck of the Tinsley Viaduct runs over the top of a two lane road in the foreground with a traffic light showing a red and amber light

Drop-in session announced for Connecting Sheffield Magna-Tinsley scheme

Residents in the Tinsley and the surrounding area of Sheffield and Rotherham are being offered the chance to view the exciting plans aimed at improving conditions for active travel.

Cllr Miskell stands at Sheffield Station

New data shows a drop in polluting vehicles driving in Sheffield

Following the launch of Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) earlier this year, data shows there has been a significant increase in compliant vehicles driving in the CAZ and wider areas of the city.

Councillor Ben Miskell stands in front of Sheffield Town Hall holding a poster advertising the Christmas Public Transport Ticket Offer, behind him is the Sheffield sign made up of Christmas lights.

Sheffield shoppers to get early Christmas present with thousands of free CityWide Day travel tickets

Shoppers in Sheffield can finish off their Christmas shopping with one of 10,000 free TravelMaster CityWide Day Travel tickets, all they have to do is download the BetterPoints app and collect 50 points.

Councillor Tom Hunt, stood infront of a Sheffield skyline, showing cranes and buildings. Tom is wearing a dark coat with a red poppy badge for Remembrance Sunday.

November's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt talks to you about the importance of public transport, and the ambitions the city has for its trams and buses.

Electric charging

Committee to consider approving grant to install new on-street electric vehicle charging points

The Finance Committee will consider whether to approve grant funding to install 11 on-street electric vehicle charging points. The proposed locations for the new charging points are in areas where residents don’t have private off-street parking.

A mother and child cycle through a park

BetterPoints Sheffield launches to inspire healthier journeys and support local businesses

A free app which allows you to turn your steps, cycle rides, bus trips and more into shopping vouchers or donations to local charities has just launched in Sheffield.

A cyclist rides their bike on the Sheaf Valley Cycle Route

Sheaf Valley Cycle Route increased cycle trips by more than 60% in two years

Temporary road changes have been made permanent on the Sheaf Valley Cycle Route following a more than a 62% increase in cycle trips in the past two years.

Townend Street, Crookes

Active Travel Neighbourhoods in Crookes & Walkley to be made permanent

Active Travel Neighbourhoods in Crookes & Walkley are to be made permanent, following a decision at the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee. The scheme in Nether Edge will be modified to reflect the views of residents, with a number of pedestrian crossings remaining in place.

Temporary intervention in Crookes

Future of three Active Travel Neighbourhoods to be decided

Reports on the Crookes and Walkley and Nether Edge schemes will be presented to members of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee, outlining the delivery of the schemes, detail on the impact the schemes have had and the results of public consultation.

Ecclesall Road South sign

Options for improving road safety on Ecclesall Road and Ecclesall Road South to be explored 

As part of the Safer Roads Fund, the A625 has been identified as a route in need of road safety improvements.  

Cobweb bridge Five Weirs Walk

‘Cobweb Bridge’ on Five Weirs Walk closed due to vandalism and diversions in place

The unique ‘Cobweb Bridge’ on Five Weirs Walk has been closed as a result of vandalism this weekend. Due to concerns for the safety of the bridge, it has been closed until further notice.

Sheffield skyline

Committee endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation will be referred to Full Council for consideration after they were endorsed by the Strategy & Resources Committee today.

City Centre skyline

New ‘Routemaps’ outline Council’s plans to achieve net zero by 2030

The first tranche in a series of Routemaps outlining Sheffield City Council’s plans to lead by example and become net zero by 2030 were agreed last week at the Transport and Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee.

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Kelham Island and Neepsend road layout and parking schemes to be made permanent

Changes to road layouts and some parking arrangements in Kelham Island and Neepsend will be introduced after a decision from the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

Sheffield train station

Sheffield and Leeds joint response to publication of HS2 to Leeds study terms of reference

Sheffield and Leeds leaders have issued a statement following the publication of terms of reference for the study into how to bring high-speed rail to Leeds via Sheffield and the East Midlands.

A bus on Ecclesall Road

Next steps for bus corridors on southwest of Sheffield to be discussed

The plans, which were first presented to Council members in November 2021, have been developed following public consultation and feedback from local residents and business owners. The latest scheme proposes a number of improvements to traffic signal operation, junction upgrades, and bus priority measures which will enable public transport to travel through these corridors with less disruption.

A skyline view of Sheffield City Centre

Public Health leads warn no air pollution limit is a safe limit

Air pollution, for the most part, is an invisible danger that that causes many life-threatening conditions, such as lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). There is almost no disease process that is not accelerated by one form of pollution or the other.

A cyclist cycles on the main road beside Broomhill Shopping Precinct in Sheffield. In the distance, parking spaces can be seen as well as trees and pedestrians.

Broomhill active travel interventions to become permanent

A number of changes made to encourage active travel during the pandemic are to be made permanent in Broomhill.

Clean Air Zone camera road sign

Clean Air Zone: Retrospective financial support scheme now open

The retrospective financial support scheme for residents and businesses who have already upgraded their most-polluting vehicles is now live.

Cllr Mazher Iqbal next to a road sign that says '20 zone'

More schemes approved for Sheffield’s roads and neighbourhoods

Sheffield City Council is making great strides to transform travel in the city, with a number of exciting projects underway creating high-quality, convenient and safer routes for cycling, walking and public transport.

Electric vehicle charger in Sheffield

48 new EV chargers coming to Sheffield this April

To support more people to make the switch to cleaner, electric vehicles (EVs), and to help reduce air pollution in Sheffield, the Council, working with the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), is installing 48 brand-new electric vehicle chargers to Sheffield.