CycleSheffield

For over 20 years Cycle Sheffield has campaigned to create a cycle-friendly Sheffield, making the city safe and more accessible for cyclists.

We are the eyes and ears for all cyclists in Sheffield. We keep cycling on the council’s agenda, we fight poor decision making and we influence policy.

  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    2019;
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
    cycling.

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  • Filter to prevent rat running on Parsonage Crescent

    Created by Sam Wakeling // 0 threads

    Through traffic drives along South Road and goes down Parsonage Crescent as a short-cut to access Walkley Bank Road rather than going down to the turn opposite The Florist.

    On an evening peak this is done by about 1/3 of all the outbound traffic on South Road (220 out of 670 motor vehicles per hour). In the evening peak cycle traffic is almost exclusively outbound, with 87% using this route from South Road and down Parsonage Crescent.

    Stopping motor access to the top of Parsonage Crescent would remove traffic from this narrow residential street and also create a safe and convenient way for people cycling to access South Road up from the Rivelin direction without needing to cycle up Walkley Road, crossing the difficult turn at The Florist, which has heavy traffic and no protected space.

    As with all routing of motor traffic away from a route of maximum convenience it should show some level of traffic evaporation from the area. The current pedestrian crossing on this arm could be removed as no motor traffic would have to be crossed.

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  • Barriers on cycle route under dual carriageway off Weston St

    Created by Sam Wakeling // 2 threads

    The nominated cycle route to avoid the University roundabout goes down Weston St and under the underpass. Entry and exit to this underpass is obstructed by metal barriers.

    These make the route inconvenient for all people using bikes, and impossible to access for some recumbent, cargo bike, trailer or multi-wheeled disabled cycle users.

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  • Barnsley Road widening - "Better Buses"

    Created by Dexter Johnstone // 1 thread

    It can take vehicles more than 8 minutes to travel the 600m of Barnsley Road between Earl Marshall Road and Orphanage Road. See the proposed changes below. Let us know what you think by Friday 13th May 2016.
    There will be a new lay-by at the Orphanage Road bus stop (on Barnsley Road) so buses using it don't block the road.
    We will widen Barnsley Road and provide right-turn lanes in the middle at the junctions with Scott Road and Firshill Avenue. This will allow traffic to pass by right-turners. Buses will also be able to turn into Scott Road more easily and safely.
    We will alter the pedestrian crossing point, speed cushions and bus stops on Scott Road to allow for the Barnsley Road changes. There will be some additional double yellow lines to help traffic there to keep moving.
    Some parking would be removed on Scott Road, but our surveys indicate that there will be enough parking between Passhouses Road and Barnsley Road for the number of vehicles that are usually parked.

    https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/works/schemes/north-sheffield.html

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  • Dangerous unsignalled crossing of Rutland Road on Penistone Road cycle path

    Created by Sam Wakeling // 1 thread

    The off-road cycle path along Penistone Road requires you to cross Rutland Road in two stages with no signalled phase. It is a large multi-lane junction and difficult to determine whether approaching motor traffic is about to turn across your path. It is also especially difficult and dangerous to attempt a dash across a large road between motor traffic phases from a standing start on a bike.

    A toucan crossing and realignment to straighten out the current dog-leg between crossing stages would greatly improve safety on the Penistone Road cycle path at this point.

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  • Highcliffe Rd & Bluebell Wood

    Created by WildNorthlands // 0 threads

    Highcliffe Rd is used as a rat-run between Fulwood and Bents Green/Ecclesall. It's a difficult road for cyclists as it starts off very steeply and is quite narrow, with cars parked on the uphill side. There is an alternative route through the woods - a bridleway that if brought up to standard would provide a very pleasant alternative for cyclists heading to/from Bents Green, with a direct link to NCN6.

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  • City Centre Cycle Route

    Created by Dexter Johnstone // 1 thread

    City Centre route currently being designed by Sheffield Council, supposed to be STEP funded.

    This is the info we have so far:

    Portobello – Leopold
    Current provision does not offer a consistent high quality route To create a high quality Dutch style cycle route between City Centre and University This will form part of the City Centre cycle network.

    To create cycle street i.e. a street where cyclists have priority and motor vehicles are 'guests'. This to follow line of existing (westerly) cycle route on Portobello St.

    Issues to be looked at/Initial thoughts
    Crossing Mappin St – bicycle priority, may require temporary protection until motorists get accustomed to the idea
    Crossing Rockingham Street – to be determined refer to CROW standards
    Trippet Lane –point closure opposing one-way for motorised vehicles west of Bailey Street, allows access to businesses unloading etc. and parking remains on eastern side of closure (between Bailey Lane and Leopold Street)

    Portobello St

    • Remove contra flow cycle lane
    • No road closure to enable access for emergency vehicles if necessary
    • 2 Disabled Parking spaces to remain
    • Access to University car park from Orange St remains the same.
    Access to existing small businesses to remain the same

    Bailey Street existing “no right turn” into Broad Lane to be removed

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