Proposals to overhaul cycling, walking and public transport infrastructure in Sheffield have launched today as plans for a city centre scheme are shared for public consultation.
Consultation open on new shared-use cycle lane in Hillsborough
Online consultation events are taking place this week on proposals for a new shared-use cycle lane for bikes and pedestrians, running from Herries Road to Wardsend.
The route would be the first phase of the project, with hopes to further extend the route through Club Mill Road to Hillfoot bridge in the future, creating a riverside journey that can be enjoyed by all. The scheme will be funded by Sheffield City Council and SUSTRANS, a national walking and cycling charity. Work is expected to begin in the summer if plans are approved.
The new route is in close proximity to Parkwood Springs and is part of the Upper Don Trail which runs from Sheffield City Centre towards Stocksbridge and into the Peak District.
Councillor Julie Grocutt, Cabinet Member for Transport and Development at Sheffield City Council, said:
“One of the most important things we can do to encourage more people to get out for a bike ride or a walk is to make it as easy and accessible as possible, and creating designated routes for cyclists and pedestrians is a vital part of that. Parkwood Springs is already well known as a fantastic green space with great views across the city and this new route will enhance the area further and attract more people to make the most of the scenery on their doorstep. If you are interested in finding out more about the project, please do come along to the consultation events and share your views with us.”
Take part in the consultation
Comments on the scheme should be provided on the SCC Planning Portal as part of the planning application. The scheme can be found by searching the scheme's reference: 20/04515/RG3.
Webinars offering more information about the proposed route and the Upper Don Trail are taking place this week via Zoom:
Thursday, 11th February 2021 5pm-6.30pm
Meeting ID: 951 6875 0333
Monday, 15th February 2021 12.30 to 2pm
Meeting ID: 992 4009 0821
The findings from the consultation will be used to inform the final scheme.
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