Sheffield City Region Transforming Cities Fund Bid

Sheffield City Region Transforming Cities Fund Bid

Sheffield City Region Transforming Cities Fund Bid

Six schemes were put forward to Government for consideration under the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Tranche One in January 2019. For Tranche Two information, please click here.

Sheffield City Region (SCR) formally submitted bids which cover schemes across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and are together worth almost £10m.

This comes after, in September last year, it was announced that SCR was one of 10 shortlisted areas in the country to receive Transforming Cities cash. For the Prospectus and Application that led to this decision please click below:

The Government has allocated £60m to be given to projects in this financial year, for schemes that can commence delivery before the end of March. In total, the Transforming Cities Fund is worth more than £2bn.

Details of our six schemes are shown below:

In February 2019, the Department for Transport (DfT) informed us that three of the six below schemes will receive TCF contribution, these are the; Don Active Travel Corridor, Sheffield Active Travel Package and Transforming Active Travel to Rotherham Town Centre – all of which are set to be built later this year.

Don Active Travel Corridor

The scheme would improve cycle routes and pedestrian areas along key routes including the area between Ten Pound Walk and the railway station; between Thorne and Moorends; and between Conisbrough, the iPort, Rossington and Doncaster town centre.


Transforming Active Travel to Rotherham Town Centre

The plans are for a direct cycle route linking Greasbrough, Kimberworth and Wingfield to Rotherham town centre, as well as providing an early phase of a sustainable transport link to the planned Bassingthorpe Farm housing development, which comprises around 2,400 houses. This would involve an off-road cycle track for much of the route and an on-road section closer to the town. Side roads will be treated to provide priority for cyclists and pedestrians.

Sheffield Active Travel Package

The plans are for a City Centre West cycle route extending existing facilities on Charter Row through to Hanover Way; new crossings on the Portobello cycle route at Mappin Street and Holly Street; and the purchase of 200 e-bikes and accessories which will be made available to employers for their staff to use.

Barnsley Active Travel Link

The plans are for an off-road direct cycle route along the A635, linking Ardsley and Darfield to employment opportunities in the Dearne Valley.

Emissions Reduction Package

The plans for a region wide scheme involving retrofitting buses with reduction systems to make them cleaner and greener.

Public Transport Information Package

The plans for a region wide scheme to install real time information at 45 bus stops to provide passengers with up to date public transport information.