Sheffield City Region Transforming Cities Fund Bid
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.
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.
- Don Active Travel Corridor Application Form
- Don Active Travel Corridor Appendix B
- Don Active Travel Corridor Active Mode Assessment Tool (AMAT)
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.
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.
- Sheffield Active Travel Package Application Form
- Sheffield Active Travel Package Appendix B
- Sheffield Active Travel package Active Mode Assessment Tool (AMAT) City Centre West Appendix C
- Sheffield Active Travel Package Active Mode Assessment Tool (AMAT) e-Bikes Appendix C
- Sheffield Active Travel Package Active Mode Assessment Tool (AMAT) Portobello Crossings Appendix C
- Sheffield Active Travel Package Appendix D
The plans are for an off-road direct cycle route along the A635, linking Ardsley and Darfield to employment opportunities in the Dearne Valley.
The plans for a region wide scheme involving retrofitting buses with reduction systems to make them cleaner and greener.