South Yorkshire City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement

South Yorkshire Metropolitan Combined Authority (SY MCA) has been awarded £570m by the DfT for sustainable transport. This is confirmed in a letter from the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to the SY major, Oliver Coppard, dated 29th of July (letter at the end of article).

The full list of South Yorkshire can be seen here but some of the highlights for Sheffield include:

Active Travel Cross city connections A series of scalable active travel network improvements which will plug the gaps within Sheffield City Centre to the radial cycle links.  Maximise connections with existing schemes and consider options to connect other key destinations within the city centre.

Active Travel Northern Communities – Phase 1 A series of scalable active travel network improvements connecting Sheffield City Centre with the Northern General Hospital (NGH), and onward to the surrounding communities.  The project will seek to integrate with the bus corridors to provide a sustainable transport route to NGH and improved local access to district centres as well as strategic connections into the City and areas of high employment.

Active Travel Mosborough Townships A series of scalable active travel network improvements connecting the Mosborough Communities with schools, local businesses, recreational greenspace (including Rother Valley Country Park), the Park and Ride at Halfway and a number of crossing facilities to enhance pedestrian permeability.

Meadowhall Interchange Mobility Hub Increased park and ride capacity with supporting amenities including electric charging points for vehicles, family and disabled parking bays, waiting facilities, cycle stands, cycle lockers, and potentially mobility scooter lockers.

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