We have written to Sheffield Council today to object to the banning of cycling on Fargate where a cycle route was proposed but now has been removed. The full objection is in the attached .pdf.
Please accept the following objection to Fargate TRO from Cycle Sheffield on behalf of our 1,919 formal supporters.
Specifically, we would like to object to “Pedestrian zone boundary proposed traffic regulation order” which we feel should include an exemption for cycles, supporting the previously approved shared Cycleway and service road. It has been confirmed the cycleway has been removed, even though the new service road remains.
As part of this objection, we would like to be provide with the Equality Impact Assessment associated with this decision.
We also request that any decision for approval is deferred to the Transport Committee, as the proposals seem to be in direct conflict with Sheffield’s adopted Transport Policy, South Yorkshire Transport Strategy (previously known as the Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy).
The objection is summarised as follows:
Previously approved formal decisions
Strategic Cycle Network & LCWIP
Adopted Policy Conflict
Lack of Consultation
Future High Street Fund – Conditions of Grant Conflict