A blog for Sustrans Volunteers working in Sheffield
Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.
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)