Another Sheffield neighbourhood is to benefit from new road safety measures. The latest project at Carterknowle is part of a £4 million package of improvements to make Sheffield streets safer and more accessible. 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. All of this work is being delivered following Labour councillors’ budget amendment in 2021.
Cllr Nighat Basharat, Labour councillor for Nether Edge and Sharrow said:
The new 20mph zones have been approved for Carterknowle, a popular residential area in my ward. The scheme will reduce the number and severity of collisions, reduce the fear of accidents, and encourage more sustainable modes of travel.
‘The scheme also includes 20mph speed limits outside schools reducing the speeds at the start and end of the school day. It will improve air quality, and help children and parents feel safer when dropping children at School.
Ibby Ullah, Labour candidate for Nether Edge and Sharrow said;
‘I’ve been listening to residents and hearing what matters to them. They have asked me for safer streets and that’s the message I’ve taken back to Council on their behalf. I will make sure the Council continues to make progress in this area
‘There is so much work Labour wants to deliver for Sheffield including safer streets and the clean air residents need. I’m always happy to speak to residents to hear what they need from their Labour team.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee, said:
“There’s so much happening across our streets and neighbourhoods in Sheffield right now, and at the heart of our decision process is Sheffield residents. It’s my aim to make our roads safer and more accessible for all.