Changes to the temporary active travel measures in Sheffield
21st August 2020
Upcoming changers to the temporary active travel measures in Sheffield
Shalesmoor Cycle Lane
The pop-up cycle lane in Shalesmoor on the A61 inner ring-road will be removed at the end of August as the trial of the scheme comes to an end.
The cycle lane was implemented in July as part of the Council’s work to introduce temporary emergency infrastructure to create space for social distancing and encourage people to continue walking and cycling following the Coronavirus lockdown.
The Council has been monitoring traffic levels in Shalesmoor throughout the trial, and data shows that motor traffic has now risen from a low of 38% during lockdown to 85% of usual volumes in recent weeks.
The scheme will be removed over the bank holiday weekend at the end of month and some roads will need to be closed during this time.
The road will be closed one way from Corporation Street to Hoyle Street with a diversion via Broad Lane from 8pm on Saturday 29 August to 5am on Tuesday 1 September. We may also need to continue work the following weekend, in which case the road would be closed from 8pm on Saturday 5 September to 5am on Monday 7 September. At all other times the work will be within lane closures.
For more details, including a message from Cllr Bob Johnson, Cabinet for Transport and Sustainability at Sheffield City Council, please visit https://sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/news/cycle-lane-trial-ends/.
The low traffic neighbourhood in Kelham Island will remain in place and the Council will continue to monitor the impact of this part of the scheme. This includes the closure of Alma Street and Ball Street and the one-way restriction on part of Green Lane.
These temporary closures are in place with a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO). This means that we are actively encouraging people to submit their comments on the scheme and welcome all feedback.
We will use these comments to help us consider if we should make the changes permanent in the future. Please be assured that a full consultation would occur before any permanent measures were introduced.
If you would like to submit your feedback on the current temporary scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair of Sheffield Chamber Transport Forum