This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

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Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of CycleSheffield:

  • off road cycle path along Langsett Road?

    Created by Dexter Johnstone // 1 thread

    the off road cycle path along Infirmary Road which currently ends at the Junction with Whitehouse Lane could be extended along Langsett Road on the left hand side of the road as you go away from town towards Hillsborough. At the moment there is just a grass verge from Primrose Hill to Bamford Street.

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  • Langsett Road/Primrose Hill tram stop

    Created by Dexter Johnstone // 1 thread

    There are a lot of accidents around this tram stop - see here for evidence:
    This is because the platform juts into the road - causing cyclists to have to cross the tracks.
    However, there is ample room behind the tram stop platforms on either side of the road for an off road cycle path. Currently there is just a grass verge behind the platforms.

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  • accessing off road cycle path

    Created by Dexter Johnstone // 1 thread

    When cycling towards town along Langsett Road it is difficult/hazardous to get to the off road cycle path on the other side of the road which starts on the corner of Infirmary Road/Whitehouse Lane because you need to cross the tram tracks.

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  • West Street Tram lines - accident black spot

    Created by BarryD // 1 thread

    The junction at the top of West Street is dangerous because it is difficult for anyone travelling from Glossop Road onto West Street to cross the lines at a right angle. There is no signage warning of this, although I have seen such signs in other UK cities with trams.

    One cyclist I know suffered a badly damaged shoulder which needed a metal plate to repair it, and resulted in long term discomfort, loss of mobility and strength.

    I revisited the spot yesterday and found that of the 4 lines I could get some kind of angle on 3, but that left me 'between the lines' going down West St with no way to escape. Much to the chagrin of the Ford Transit driver following me!

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  • POSSIBLE Cycle Route Between Lowedges Rd /Chesterfield Rd + Bradway Fire Station Sheffield S8.

    Created by Bosh57 // 0 threads

    POSSIBLE Cycle Route Between Lowedges Rd/Chesterfield Rd + Bradway Fire Station Sheffield S8........using existing 8ft wide pavements by upgrading to "shared use".........This could connect to the new cycling "on + off " road routes being developed in the Meadowhead School area

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  • New developments on the Moor

    Created by WildNorthlands // 1 thread

    Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a three/four storey building (including Cinema at third floor level) for use within Classes A1 (Shops), A2 (Financial and Professional Services), A3 (Restaurants and Cafes), A4 (Drinking Establishments), A5 (Hot Food Takeaways) and D2 (Assembly and Leisure), associated infrastructure and ancillary facilities
    Location: Block 1 The Moor, Sheffield S1, (Land And Buildings At 16-18, 28-54 The Moor, 25-33 Charter Square, 15 Charter Row, Rockingham Gate And Multi Storey Car Park Rockingham Way), ,
    Applicant: Ms Kerri Hunter
    Grid Ref: Easting 435137 Northing 386821


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  • Castle Street Cycle Lane - Taxi parking

    Created by Matt Turner // 1 thread

    Castle Street cycle lane is a contraflow cycle lane on a one way street in Sheffield. It has been here since March 1997 and allows cyclists enter the city centre from the network of cycle paths on the East, avoiding some big arterial routes with no cycling provision.

    For the past 15 years this cycle lane has been plagued by Hackney Carriage drivers parking illegally on this cycle lane, blocking cyclists access and forcing them into oncoming traffic. This has been the case for over a decade.

    There is a taxi rank on the pavement side of the cycle lane, taxis often fill up this rank and overflow, parking in the cycle lane, blocking the way for cyclists.

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  • Moorhead Junction - Sheffield

    Created by Matt Turner // 0 threads

    Any cyclist using this cycle lane is at risk from vehicles using the narrow main carriageway as they move into the cycle lane to make it around the corner.

    This junction is newly designed and was installed in Summer 2012.

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  • Overgrown shrubs on Penistone Road cycle path

    Created by Matt Turner // 1 thread

    This is a segregated off road path.

    The plants along the marked section of the Penistone Road cycle path restrict the width of the path considerably and make it impossible for 2 cyclists to pass each other keeping in the cycle lane and forcing cyclists to take to the pedestrian half of the path.

    There are also plants overhanging the pedestrian side which make pedestrians walk along the cycle half causing conflict.

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  • Bike Parking in Leopold Square, Aagrah Restaurant

    Created by Tammy Hervey // 0 threads

    There is a bike rack outside Leopold Square. But it was full when I arrived there at 3pm on Thursday 6 Sept 2012. So I locked my bike to the railings outside the Aagrah Restaurant on Leopold Square. When I came back to it (after a lovely afternoon tea in the Leopold Hotel) someone had locked another bike to it. After frantic asking around everyone I could see in the square (embarrassing!), I found that the manager of Aagrah had done it. He was most unpleasant about it, saying (I believe correctly) that it is private property and that I could not park a bike there. There was no notice anywhere requesting bike users not to do so.

    I gather that the issue has been taken up with the management - so if whomever did this on my behalf would like to comment, I'd be grateful.

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  • Brook Hill Roundabout

    Created by WildNorthlands // 1 thread

    Brook Hill roundabout is a major barrier for cyclists in West Sheffield. The traffic is fast and as it is a three-lane spiral roundabout with the exit roads (except Bolsover St) having two lanes there is a lot of lane-switching by motorists. This makes the risk of a collision very high, and for less experienced cyclists it is simply a no-go area.

    Many of the buildings adjacent to the roundabout belong to the University, and have been built up to the curtilage, so there is no space to expand the pavements and make them shared use.

    One alternative for cyclists coming from the Walkley/Crookes area via Bolsover St is to use Tower Court, but this area can be very congested when the University is in session, with several thousand students using the Arts Tower and Library.

    The council has signed an alternative route via Weston St and the Netherthorpe Rd tram subway, but this involves a drop in height of about 100 metres and subsequent climb up again, plus the negotiation of access barriers in the subway, so is not really sensible.

    Meanwhile on Upper Hanover Way, a cycle crossing was severed when the tramway was installed, although cyclists still use the crossing. A proposed alternative crossing is stalled as it is too expensive.

    What can be done about this knotty problem?

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