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

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
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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.

The Connecting Sheffield Magna-Tinsley scheme aims to improve the infrastructure along Sheffield Road and Blackburn Meadows Way to make walking, cycling and wheeling more attractive to the local community.

As part of the development process, a drop-in session has been organised so residents and businesses in the Tinsley area can ask questions about the project and how it will benefit them once it has been fully installed. The drop-in session will be happening between 10am and 12pm at Tinsley Community Centre, Ingfield Avenue, S9 1UN on Thursday 11 January.

The project is being delivered by Sheffield City Council and is being funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. It will improve access to jobs, education, training, and leisure opportunities in Tinsley, Meadowhall and Rotherham, via connection to a high-quality cycle route, being delivered by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, and open up further opportunities for growth on the east side of the city.

Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee at Sheffield City Council said: “This fantastic project should make a really positive difference to the lives of people in the Tinsley area and is a further example of our commitment to encouraging people to live a more active lifestyle.

“Improving the connectivity in the area has been something we have been working on for some time and we’ve listened to the resident’s views as part of the consultation back in March 2021 and have taken those into account when putting together the final plans.

“The drop-in session will give residents the perfect opportunity to see the exciting plans and I hope they’ll be as enthusiastic about the project becoming a reality as I am.”