City misses out on cash to improve safety for cyclists

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SHEFFIELD missed out on hundreds of thousands of pounds improve cycle safety on the city’s roads after the council failed to bid for Government grants.

Transport bosses were interested in securing funds to improve city centre accident blackspot, Brook Hill roundabout.

But they were unable to complete an application before the deadline for the Cycle Safety Junction Improvement Fund.

Other councils across the UK have been awarded grants from the multi-million pound pot.

Dick Skelton, of Sheffield Council’s transport strategy, said: “To implement a solution that would be satisfactory for all road users, would cost many millions of pounds.

“It would not have been possible to design, consult and build a scheme before the end of this financial year.”