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Does Sheffield need to become car-friendly?  

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  1. 1. Does Sheffield need to become car-friendly?



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Sheffield drastically needs to attract more business here especially to its centre, the inner city has succeeded because of hard working BME's have set up business and living here, but not directly in the city centre, Sheffield's inner city offers cheaper parking charges, a bit more parking space and cheaper business rates which stopped districts like Sharrow and Pitsmoor from becoming a baron ghost town.

 

If SCC built wider accessible roads, provided more cheap or even free parking and cheaper business rates would this result in a vibrant centre like our inner city districts?

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Sheffield drastically needs to attract more business here especially to its centre, the inner city has succeeded because of hard working BME's have set up business and live there, but not directly in the city centre, Sheffield's inner city offers cheaper parking charges, a bit more parking space and cheaper business rates which stopped districts like Sharrow and Pitsmoor from becoming a baron ghost town.

 

If SCC built wider accessible roads, provided more cheap or even free parking and cheaper business rates, encoraged more BME's there would this result in a vibrant city centre like its inner city districts are?

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Sheffield drastically needs to attract more business here especially to its centre, the inner city has succeeded because of hard working BME's have set up business and living here, but not directly in the city centre, Sheffield's inner city offers cheaper parking charges, a bit more parking space and cheaper business rates which stopped districts like Sharrow and Pitsmoor from becoming a baron ghost town.

 

If SCC built wider accessible roads, provided more cheap or even free parking and cheaper business rates would this result in a vibrant centre like our inner city districts?

 

 

Yeah - we could have dual carriageways into the city centre from every direction, big free car parks - dunno where we'd put the shops and offices though..............

 

Surprised no other city has tried this :cool:

 

BTW who is this guy Baron Ghost Town?

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Not really, Arundel Gate for example has been narrowed for silly plants and trees in the middle and there is lots other space along empty roads which could be used to widen and allow more easy access for street parking.

 

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Sheffield also has the advantage of having lots of unlisted architecture which could easily be knocked down and wider roads and on-street parking put in place, we should take advantage of this and encourage car use in the city centre to reinvigorate it.

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Not really, Arundel Gate for example has been narrowed for silly plants and trees in the middle and there is lots other space along empty roads which could be used to widen and allow more easy access for street parking.

 

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Sheffield also has the advantage of having lots of unlisted architecture which could easily be knocked down and wider roads and on-street parking put in place, we should take advantage of this and encourage car use in the city centre to reinvigorate it.

 

Yeah - more roads and car parks..................

 

Now where do we put the shops and offices?

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Yeah - more roads and car parks..................

 

Now where do we put the shops and offices?

 

Many of these buildings are half empty and disused, they're shiittteee, cheap unlsted so bulldoz'em, widen our roads, condense and build upwards and have some spectacular sky scrapers with ample cheap / free car parks alongside / underneath.

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Many of these buildings are half empty and disused, they're shiittteee, cheap unlsted so bulldoz'em, widen our roads, condense and build upwards and have some spectacular sky scrapers with ample cheap / free car parks alongside / underneath.

 

And precisely who is going to spend billions building skyscrapers with multi storey underground car parks with free car parking?

 

Why would this work in Sheffield - can you point out any city where this has been a success?

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And precisely who is going to spend billions building skyscrapers with multi storey underground car parks with free car parking?

 

Why would this work in Sheffield - can you point out any city where this has been a success?

 

It's an investment and costs money to keep all this derelict / half empty shiitttee, providing ample cheap / free parking space attracts visitors and investment, it would put Sheffield on the map as a welcoming place to set up a new business, would Meadowhall be a success with excessive restricted parking spaces and charges?

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It's an investment and costs money to keep all this derelict / half empty shiitttee, providing ample cheap / free parking space attracts visitors and investment, would Meadowhall be a success with excessive restricted parking spaces and charges?

 

So you avoid the question again - like you always do.

 

Who is going to invest billions in the city centre building skyscrapers with multi storey underground car parks?

 

You do know that land is far cheaper round Meadowhall than in the city centre don't you :cool:

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