Cycling, walking and road safety
The recent success of the Tour de France has shown, once again, how important cycling is to the city of Sheffield, and we want all pedestrians and cyclists to feel safe and welcome when moving through and around the campus.
New cycle hubs
There are already numerous signed cycle routes around the campus and as part of the Masterplan we will be improving support for cyclists with two new cycle hubs. One will be adjacent to the Students' Union building, providing 200 spaces, and one will be on Gell Street, providing around 300 secure cycle spaces for the Diamond and other nearby locations.
New pedestrian crossings
One of the biggest issues facing pedestrians and cyclists is the need to cross major roads to get around the campus. As an early priority, we will be putting two new crossings on Western Bank, with a further improved crossing on Upper Hanover Street. Further improvements are planned in the medium term.
Brook Hill roundabout
Working closely with Sheffield City Council, we are also looking at how reduce congestion and improve safety around Brook Hill roundabout. One possible option would be to create a one-way circulatory system using Western Bank for outbound and Glossop Road for inbound traffic. This would reduce the flows entering Brook Hill roundabout to four roads, allowing more efficient and balanced operation of the junction and safer pedestrian and cycle routes.
This is currently being thoroughly investigated by the City Council and specialist transport planners. It is not yet a firm proposal but is being included in the consultation for preliminary comments and discussion.