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  1. Often wondered how certain companies get around this, with GDPR and other issues. What's to stop someone letting someone into their property, and taking contact details and other details about clients/customers off the PC etc. I'd be very concerned, especially with Call Centres etc.
  2. My sentiments exactly regarding the bus routes. People want direct services to tempt them out of their cars, not services that meander around housing estates... It must be no more than 500yds between both roads as they run parallel so don't see the reasoning behind the suggested changes personally. There are other improvements coming to the Parkgate area, which have been drawn up by SYPTE/SCR. Details can be found here - www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/parkgate
  3. It's a mixture of things, A629 for example is to ban northbound HGVs above 7.5t, so the new route will be along A6109 Meadowbank Road towards the M1. Rawmarsh Hill is to divert buses away from there, apparently using the Barbers Avenue estate road that runs parallel (god only knows why...) and Fitzwilliam Road is something to do with Euro 6 compliance with buses along the corridor. All citied to reduce air pollution that are exceeding the targets set. News article from December 2018 when the news first broke about the Parkway speed reduction and the other changes forthcoming across Rotherham. Lorry ban and cleaner cabs under council's anti-pollution plans (rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk)
  4. Rotherham Council confirmed years ago this would be the case. Cited to reduce air pollution. There are also other restrictions coming into effect on their main corridors, A629 Wortley Road, A630 Fitzwilliam Road and A633 Rawmarsh Hill.
  5. One of the main reasons and bonus of this, is the majority of buses, along with the trams stiil serve this area really well - which is why I could never understand why shops were been moved and spread across the city centre even further, down towards The Moor. Fargate is also ripe for development and of good central location. The railway and bus station is also close by. The old Castle and Sheaf Markets were in a much better location, but like said, they needed bulldozing back in the 90s. Just a shame they couldn't have remained in the same local area. Can't remember the last time I personally ventured down The Moor, always feels out of the way and like it's not even "town" as such.
  6. With 84 instead of 9, will anything ever get done? Hard enough to get 9 to probably agree on issues, let alone 84... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" springs to mind.
  7. A similar thing happens from Bank Street onto Castle Street down by Snig Hill. Usually taxi's and delivery cars/vans. I've also noted a number of junctions where if a red light is on for ahead, cars are turning left, then doing a u-turn to then proceed as they would. Can't fault people personally especially when traffic is light. I know Attercliffe Common is common for this, along with red light jumping as the signals are all out of sync. Derek Dooley Way can be just as bad, as if not driving at 40mph+ you won't get through all the green signals. This is common knowledge and why speeding is quite notorious along here.
  8. Just to add to previous comments, Arundel Gate wouldn't be so bad for a main bus hub, if it actually had proper bus stops with shelters/real time info/seating and lighting like the stops on Pinstone Street & Leopold Street had. The barricades into the carriageway are a waste of time and just cause congestion and inconvenience for everyone. I am yet to see anyone wait for a bus out in the barricaded sections like they were "supposedly" designed to do. Should be removed and put back to how they were prior to covid. Another point in relation to the Connecting Sheffield proposal which I couldn't quite grasp is why a bus gate was going to be introduced northbound where the carriageway is 3 lanes wide already (bus stop laybys, bus lane and then another general lane) rather than the other direction where there isn't ample bus stop laybys and only 1 lane for all traffic to mix!
  9. Depending which area/direction your coming from, could always use a Park & Ride site or even park somewhere free close to town and do the last leg on a bus (say Duke Street area and then jump on a 120 for a 10 min journey through town up to Hallamshire).
  10. Don't know why they didn't just put a mini-roundabout at the Lady's Bridge/Wicker/Blonk Street crossroads. Would've been a lot safer and easier for everyone.
  11. Bang on. Quality response and what many are thinking. This is the reason why many now don't find travelling into town appealing.
  12. Consultation for the scheme closes tomorrow, Friday 16 April 2021.
  13. Pretty much. Says a lot when even Meadowhall is better connected and catered by public transport than the city centre. SCC seem hell bent on turning all roads into cycle ways... How long before the Parkway has 1 lane removed for a cycle super highway?
  14. BUMP. Don't forget to have your say before the consultation closes.
  15. Sheffield... the new Rotherham town centre! Such a shame.
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