Petition to complete and extend the Sheaf Valley Cycle route to Dore and Totley

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We the undersigned petition the council to complete and extend the Sheaf Valley Cycle Route.

The recent traffic filter on Little London Road has had a markedly large effect on the number of people cycling along the Sheaf Valley over the the last few months. Recent counts have seen the number of people cycling on the road increase by more than 50% month on month, and have provided a safe alternative to the main arterials of Chesterfield road and Abbeydale road which even very confident and experienced cyclists are afraid to cycle on.

However, Little London Road is only one short road, and without the full cycle route, the full potential of the scheme won’t materialise. If the council are serious about decreasing Sheffield’s reliance on cars, decreasing emissions and the amount of pollution we have to breath daily on the path to net zero, and increasing the mobility options for people who aren’t able, don’t want to or can’t afford to drive, then we need proper joined up cycle networks that are safe from end to end and go to where people need to get to.

The Sheaf Valley Cycle route was proposed years ago, and the delays to finishing the route are perpetual.

We need commitment to this scheme and more. Please finish the route that has already been agreed inline with modern cycle infrastructure standards, and extend it out past Millhouses park to Dore and Totley railway station. This cycle route would then have a massive ‘catchment area’ which would allow those wanting to cycle, but afraid to along the busy main arterial roads that we currently have, the ability to get out of their cars.

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13 thoughts on “Petition to complete and extend the Sheaf Valley Cycle route to Dore and Totley

  1. Please complete this scheme so cyclists have somewhere safe to ride and Sheffield can move towards being the outdoor city it tries to say it is

  2. This is a great opportunity to have a meaningful impact on facilitating active travel. Fear is still the biggest obstacle.

    1. Let’s improve our streets and make them safe for cyclists and move towards a greener environmentally friendly city.

    2. Love the current changes and now cycle much more. I think the extension to core is a great idea. This will increase take up and in time contribute to lower emissions. Feels much safer with cycle routes added already.

  3. I was pleased to see a lady, I assume mother, who was comfortable cycling along this route with her young child.
    This illustrates how this simple change can influence the decisions people make allowing them to choose active travel.

  4. Makes so much sense – invest in our health and well-being, climate and environment and make the city more attractive to live and work in. It’s a no brainer.

  5. I’d LOVE this!!!

    I love the Sheaf cycle path, it enabled me to join Virgin gym in order to swim. And cycle to it, I don’t drive due to my disability.

  6. Pls build this so we can leave car at home and get fitter. We need safe cycle spaces so change our travelling options

  7. I like the idea of the extension but does anyone know what the precident is for roads where residents have to use street parking?
    Has this been an issue on any of the existing route and if so what designs are used to overcome the problem?

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