Sustrans Sheffield

Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Sustrans Ranger Ride

The first Sustrans Rangers event of the year will be an inspection ride, starting at 10 a.m. at Sheffield Station, this Saturday the 6th. we'll try and cover and much of the network as we can and perhaps have a coffee at some point and work out a plan for any work we want to take on during 2016. Should be back in town by about 2. 

One project I'm working on is a Big Lottery bid to try and get surfaces improved on the TPT so I plan to use GPS to work out how much of the network needs resurfacing in terms of distance. 

Come along if you're interested in the work the Sustrans Ranger group does or if you just fancy a ride. 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Photos from rides w/c 14th Sept 2015

Every picture tells a story they say...

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Integrated Transport on the Hythe Pier Ferry train

This little train gets you to the end of the pier for the ferry to Southampton. Bikes carried!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Beighton sorted

Have been advised today that the work at Beighton  is complete. I'll go out and take a look when I get a chance but from the photos it looks good. Now we just need to get the rest of the track over Beighton Tip done to the same standard!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Changes around Meadowhall

Things are happening around Meadowhall - not all good, but hey...

 The dreadful concrete barriers have gone at this location and replaced by bollards with a new surface.
The surface continues to the crossing of Meadowhall Road which sadly is as dangerous as it ever was!
 Up at Halfpenny Bridge the new "Bus Rapid Transit" Bridge (seems to be more like a "Car Rapid Transit" route as it turns out) is coming along - we were promised our route back in August, let's see. The diversion via Sheffield Rd, ably signed by Ted is more or less usable and the link from Bessemer Way to the Canal has been re-surfaced, giving us the long-promised connection from NCN6 to Magna (also handy for the Planet X bike shop which was why I was up there)
 Looking South-West from Tinsley you wouldn't know you were in such an urban and industrial area - just the road from the M1 gives it away. I hear that the air pollution in Tinsley is now so bad that the schools are under threat of closure  - watch out for an interview with me about this on the One Show, 17-21 Aug.

There were quite a lot of folk using the routes despite the disruption, which was good to see.  There are also few bad boys on scooters and motorbikes using the towpath and we need some action on this.

Closer to Sheffield on Carbrook St, there have been some changes to the route due to the BRT scheme - nice to see some re-surfacing but what's this all about? (Thanks to CycleSheffield for the photo)

Friday, 31 July 2015

City Pride

Sustrans Rangers Sheffield support Sheffield City Council's anti-litter campaign.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sorting out Beighton

Pleased to report that the section of track shown in the 3rd picture below is due to be re-surfaced starting August 10th. This is the report I sent in to council officers in May.

We cycled in from Lincoln to Sheffield on Monday. On arrival at Sheffield this is what we found:

Widespread litter on Tye Rd
Graffiti and vandalisation at the access point to "Linleybank meadows"

The steep bank at the access to the bridge over the A57 is heavily deteriorated. 

This is now a serious hazard and someone is going to do themselves a serious injury soon if it is not remedied. 

I know I've had difficulty persuading officers of this in the past but the original route took a curved trajectory so that the gradient was not so steep. I now have a witness to this (the gentleman in the picture.) 

Obviously I will keep this notification on file so that if an accident does take place I can advise the victim that this issue was notified to the council. 

I have to say that having spent the weekend cycling round Lincolnshire and NE Derbyshire on cycle routes that were either excellent or good it was quite depressing to get back to get back to Sheffield and be greeted by this.