Consultation has launched today on proposals for Darnall and Attercliffe, to provide better walking and cycling routes and priority bus lanes to help improve journey time.
This latest sets of plans are part of Connecting Sheffield, a project focused on improving active travel infrastructure in Sheffield, which is funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund, which was bid for and won by Sheffield City Region. The scheme would transform access to the growing employment, leisure and housing opportunities in Darnall, Attercliffe and the Lower Don Valley.
The consultation for Darnall – Attercliffe – City Centre reveals plans for a largely segregated cycle route between the city centre, Darnall and Attercliffe and improved walking infrastructure through safer crossings, continuous footpaths, and better paving.
There are also a number of new bus lanes planned including along Meadowhall Road towards Meadowhall Interchange, between Arena Square Roundabout and Coleridge Road, and along Handsworth Road. Details of the proposed changes can be found in the consultation which is available for feedback.
Visualisation of active travel improvements on Attercliffe Road
This scheme follows previous consultations, including plans for the city centre, Neepsend – Kelham, Magna – Tinsley and Nether Edge, which focus on the step change needed for the future of travel in Sheffield to help ease congestion, improve air quality and contribute to climate change.
Cllr Julie Grocutt, Cabinet Member for Transport and Development at Sheffield City Council, said:
“Once again, we are asking people to share their thoughts on proposals to improve the routes available for walking, cycling and for buses. Hopefully, it is becoming apparent how important it is how we travel, that we choose sustainable transport, walking and cycling where it is possible.
“We know that travel by bus is different at the moment because of coronavirus restrictions and safer travel guidance, but public transport is vital to the daily routines of many people, and we want everyone to feel confident to choose to travel by bus and tram in the future. We know that for people to make greener travel choices we need to make it easier.
“We hope that residents and businesses welcome the plans for Darnall and Attercliffe, but if there are any questions or concerns we’re asking that they are raised through the consultation. This can be done through the website, by email, by phone or in writing.”
The cycle route for this scheme would connect to the existing ‘Grey to Green’ cycle route running along Castlegate and Bridge Street, and the proposed cycle route in the Connecting Sheffield: Neepsend – Kelham – City Centre scheme. There are plans to eventually link to other schemes when the funding is made available.
Schemes funded by The Transforming Cities Fund mark the first steps in the Connecting Sheffield project which aims to improve routes for cycling, walking and public transport. Changes that need to be made to accommodate the future of travel in the city, to help ease congestion, improve air quality and to help people to live a healthier lifestyle.
The full consultation for Darnall – Attercliffe – City Centre can be found on the Connecting Sheffield website – www.connectingsheffield.commonplace.is/proposals/darnall-attercliffe-city-centre
You can also feedback your comments or request hard copy information by email: email@example.com, by phone: 0808 196 5105 or in writing: Freepost, Connecting SHF.