Proposals to ease congestion and improve transport, walking and cycling infrastructure at Parkgate in Rotherham will go to public consultation, as transport chiefs seek views to shape future plans.
Local people and businesses are invited to have their say between 15 March and 16 April 2021 on the proposals, which include:
- a new link road, footway and cycleway from Aldwarke Lane into Parkgate Shopping (Stadium Way);
- highway improvements at Taylors Lane roundabout;
- and a new 300-space Park & Ride facility for the Parkgate Tram Train terminus.
SYPTE Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor, said: “Our proposals for Parkgate aim to bring benefits to everyone living in, working at and visiting the area. By easing congestion and improving traffic flow these changes will offer greener journey options for a cleaner environment.
“The proposed new link road and highway improvements will improve bus reliability and journey times in the area, as well as access to the Tram Train network and a proposed new, larger capacity Park & Ride. New public realm proposals also aim to encourage more active travel, by making it easier to walk and cycle around Parkgate.
“This important consultation will shape how we progress to the next stage of our proposals for the area’s highway, walking and cycling infrastructure. We’re seeking views to develop our plans and we are encouraging everyone that lives, shops or works at Parkgate, or uses the local transport network, to have their say on the proposals.”
Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, Cllr Denise Lelliot said: “These plans for investment in better cycling, walking and public transport options offer huge benefits for people’s health and wellbeing and the environment, as well as for the local economy. I urge everyone who uses this area to examine these proposals and ensure Rotherham gets the very best from this scheme.”
The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) proposals form part of Sheffield City Region’s (SCR) wider £166 million Transforming Cities Fund programme - to make improvements to journey times and traffic flow, public transport punctuality and reliability, and active travel options.
People can find information about the Parkgate proposals and take part in the consultation:
- online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/parkgate
- by calling Traveline 01709 515151
- via a paper form from the Customer Service Desk at Rotherham Interchange
- by registering to attend an online Q&A session at travelsouthyorkshire.com/parkgate
Online Q&A sessions will take place on Wednesday 24 March 6pm-7pm and Tuesday 6 April 12.00-1pm. Registration will be available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/parkgate
Feedback from the consultation will be considered as part of a full planning application to be submitted to Rotherham Council.