Rotherham to Tinsley walking and cycling route
Proposed improvements on Westgate and the A6178 Sheffield Road will make walking and cycling between Tinsley and the town centre – and its public transport links – easier and more pleasant.
Improvements on Westgate will reduce traffic volumes and provide cycle lanes, linking to traffic-free cycle tracks along the remainder of Sheffield Road to the borough boundary at Tinsely. This will create an active travel corridor between the town centre and the many employers at Ickles and Templeborough.
This route will also link to Sheffield City Council’s proposals for walking and cycling links continuing to Meadowhall and to SYPTE’s proposed scheme for a Tram-Train stop at Magna.
The Rotherham to Tinsley scheme is to be delivered by Rotherham Council with money secured from the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
- Phase 1 has now been completed. This included adding new cycle tracks between the borough boundary and Bessemer Way.
- Phase 2 will add new cycle tracks between Bessemer Way and Centenary Way. A separate consultation on this ran in the summer of 2021 and work is expected to begin in the second half of 2022.
- Phase 3 will improve conditions for walking and cycling between Westgate and the A6178 Sheffield Road. A public consultation will ensure delivery of this phase of the scheme meets the needs of local people, businesses and road users.