We are continuing to develop a strategic network for cycling across the Chesterfield area. The basis for this is an aspirational network agreed through work with local planning authorities, user groups and Sustrans (the national sustainable travel charity).
Second consultation taking place re the off road shared cycle and walking path between Dronfield and Unstone.
his new infrastructure will bring benefits to the area along side the physical and mental health benefits for people in the community and the access to Chesterfield area, A61 route and the Chesterfield Canal area includes Transpennine Trail and new developments Peak resort and Waterside.
It creates a link for all between Dronfield and the Peak Resort new Greenway and bridleway while creating opportunities for access and possible jobs. It's fully accessible for wheelchairs and disability scooters. A new toucan crossing and widened paths make the journey to primary and secondary school safer for children. Will make the road safer by reducing vehicle speeds and may reduce the ability to put heavy traffic such as lorries along this road. In areas where this type of cycling infrastructure has happened shops have reported an increase in trade. This is a investment from D2N2 of £900,000 to the community. The D2N2 scheme works to stimulate growth and business in our area.
DCC are holding two public consultations; Dronfield Library, Manor House, High Street, Dronfield, Wednesday 24 January, 10am to 5pm Sandpiper Hotel, Sheffield Road, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Friday 26 January, 4pm to 8pm.
If you are able to go to one of the consultations please do so. If not but you would like to write feedback regarding the scheme please send an email to DCC officer Alan Marsden.email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Fancy an urban, cx, mtb, commuter mash up on some challenging courses. Then the 2018 Sheffield Urban CycloCross series might be worth a look. Be great to see some more women on the start line this year.
Sheffield Wildlife Trust are asking for your thoughts on the new Sheffield Lakeland area (think lakes & resr NW of Sheffield) and the opportunities it might present. The development of the area sits comfortably alongside the Sheffield Moors Partnership (Burbage down to Curbar and beyond) to me and great land management here could really enhance opportunities and users experiences. As people who regular head outdoors for body and mind, I think this is a really valuable contribution. I think (though I’m not certain) that SWT are looking for community club representatives to respond. Not sure who that would be, however I’ve put the post up here so you can share with any other groups you might know or be part of.