Sheffield streets are set to become safer following a huge programme of safety improvements being unveiled by Sheffield City Council.
The wide-ranging programme includes eleven additional 20mph zones for residential areas, School 20mph zones, crossing and accessibility works at eight sites, and nearly 30 Speed Indicator Devices across the city.
In total £4 million extra will be spent on road safety improvements.
All of this additional allocation is being delivered following Labour councillors’ budget amendment in 2021.
The plans have been rubber-stamped at the council’s first Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee.
Cllr Julie Grocutt & Cllr Mazher Iqbal Labour Co-Chairs of Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee said ‘Labour has always put the safety and welfare of residents at the forefront of everything we do. This £4 million package of improvements will make our streets safer and more accessible’
‘A recent report highlighted that Sheffield has a high number of accidents for young people and the council must be committed to solving this.’
‘It was great to see all these plans getting cross-party support at the first transport committee meeting. Back in 2021 when Labour councillors proposed this additional investment both the Liberal Democrats and Greens voted against it, so we’re relieved they’ve finally come round to our way of thinking and endorsed the plans.
“Labour councillors have introduced 20 mph speed limits in residential neighbourhoods throughout the city, and we remain steadfast in this commitment.
“We know residents will be pleased and we will ensure that all of those affected will be consulted on the plans and that the final designs will meet local needs”
Further details of the all the plans and all the affected areas will be rolled out in due course, and public consultation and engagement work will be undertaken for the safety interventions, such as for new road crossings.
The council expects the vast bulk of the schemes to be delivered within a year.