Jump to content RIP Sheffield Admin Mort


Biggest improvement scheme will take place around Malin Bridge!

Recommended Posts

Road improvement schemes costing £1.4 million are being drawn up to cope with increased traffic predicted by the creation of Sheffield’s newest secondary school.

 

 

Forge Valley Community School opens in Stannington in September after a merger between Myers Grove and Wisewood secondaries.

 

Critics of the plans have insisted the move will increase traffic congestion and cause road safety problems in the Stannington, Malin Bridge, Wisewood and Walkley areas as more pupils are likely to be taken to school by car.

 

A widespread public consultation programme was carried out on the proposals, especially with a view to heading off delays and other problems caused by increased traffic around Malin Bridge.

 

Councillors are to debate the plans tomorrow, which are also said to improve road safety for pupils walking and cycling to the new school.

 

Studies of the area have identified the routes pupils are likely to take to Forge Valley, with 70 per cent of the youngsters living within a mile of the site off Wood Lane.

 

A number of improvements have been suggested for the routes, which cover the school’s entire catchment area – but planning officers believe the changes will benefit the whole community.

 

Some objections to the changes have been received, but councillors are being asked to overrule them in the interests of road safety.

 

The biggest improvement scheme will take place around Malin Bridge, including a toucan crossing on Rivelin Valley Road, a puffin crossing on Dykes Lane and the relocation of the 64 bus stop.

 

A footpath connecting Watersmeet Road and Thoresby Road will also be converted into a shared footpath and cycle way with better lighting.

 

Plans also include introducing tighter parking restrictions along with extensive stretches of new double yellow lines on Holme Lane, Stannington Road and Watersmeet Road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So what part of this will actually improve the roads rather than delay traffic causing the air quality in the area to get, presumably, even worse?

 

Having a cycle path between Watersmeet and Thoresby Road is totally inappropriate too, unless they are planning on knocking a garage or two down to open up the 90degree blind turns

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah how will this improve traffic - I can see it will be better for pedestrians but the loop at the top of Malin Bridge/ Loxley New Road is going to be awful - and its going to be harder to filter onto this loop from Rivelin, Stannington, and to a lesser extent, Loxley with the pedestrian crossings. That bloody bus still stops on Loxley New Rd in the mornings and cars parked on there stop both lanes being usable. And since when do/ will/ can the Council implement a scheme such as this in 6 months before the school opens? Surely work on this should have started when works on the school started?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any date for that or is it subject to finance being available?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If 70% of the pupils live within a mile of the site, then I'd like to hope that means at least 70% who'll walk/cycle to school. There'd not really be any excuse not to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Biggest improvement scheme lol - yeah right

 

The bottle neck at Malinbridge one-way system is gonna be a nightmare

 

Only way this could be improved is if they build a new road across the valley or place a compulsory purchase order on the houses and shops in the middle of the one way system in order to pull some down and add additional lanes - espec a filter lane for traffic wanting to head towards rivelin or stannington (which will increase significantly) currently cars end up waiting in the traffic wanting to go to hilbo which creates tail-backs as it is, even without a 'super school' school run.

 

Re the relocation of the bus stop - what a bright idea!! Somebody must have had excrement for brains to place it there in the first place

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As someone who regularly goes this way where can i read about it (the official plans rather than public opinion)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These plans are going to cause a nightmare as if that area is not already a problem with cars parking and buses, what's wrong with kids these days do they not have legs to walk and keep healthy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember Woodseats road improvement scheme. The place is a nightmare now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The majority of the improvements are to increase the safety for pedestrians and cyclists given the predicted increase in numbers negotiating Malin Bridge. Its not just for the benefit of motorists. Hopefully parents thinking about driving their children the short distance to school will encourage their children to either walk or cycle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If 70% of the pupils live within a mile of the site, then I'd like to hope that means at least 70% who'll walk/cycle to school. There'd not really be any excuse not to.

 

There are secondary school pupils living near us, who are taken home by the parents in the car at a distance of well under half a mile. It seems to be disturbingly commonplace nowadays.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.