Business 22.03.21

Connecting Sheffield: Darnall-Attercliffe-City Centre

Connecting Sheffield: Darnall–Attercliffe-City Centre is a planned cycling, walking and public transport infrastructure scheme being brought forward under Connecting Sheffield, a new approach designed to transform travel, alongside complementary environmental improvements. Connecting Sheffield is now consulting on proposals for this scheme and would like to hear your views.

The Lower Don Valley is regenerating and has become an important employment and leisure area. An area stretching between the centres of Rotherham and Sheffield is now described as the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), with the Lower Don Valley at its heart.

Darnall and Attercliffe are experiencing significant growth in new housing, and new educational facilities have opened in recent years. There are several major leisure and sports centres at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park including Sheffield Arena, iceSheffield, and the English Institute of Sport.

Connecting Sheffield: Darnall–Attercliffe-City Centre has been designed to transform access between these growing employment, leisure and housing opportunities in Darnall, Attercliffe and the Lower Don Valley into the City Centre and to Meadowhall, which will make the area more attractive to live, work and invest in.

The scheme would feature high-quality, largely segregated cycle routes, improved walking infrastructure and bus priority measures to improve reliability and journey times. Where possible, Connecting Sheffield would look to introduce environmental improvements such as new planting.

Click here to see a map showing the full extent of this scheme.

Click here to have your say on the Connecting Sheffield: Darnall-Attercliffe-City Centre consultation.