You report a “flagship programme” to encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport, all fine aspirations by the way.
I ride a bike and this programme will provide a new car-park at Meadowhall, (Sheffield Telegraph, March 17).
It is supposed to be for Park’n’Ride, so fair enough, you might think.
But providing 213 spaces will cost £1.5m, which sounds steep.
I looked further… the following year the same project will cost another £1.2m.
And for cyclists - there’s better signs to the Trans Pennine Trail!
That’s really going to help me get across Brook Hill roundabout!
£2.7 m for 213 car spaces looks to me around £12,000 per space, or to put it another way, we could have 10,000 free bikes on offer in Sheffield - or lower fares, or better pedestrian crossings, almost anything must be better value and more to do with encouraging walking, cycling and public transport.
Is this the most cost-effective way to get 200 more people onto the tram into town?
Are we in dreamland?
Or is there another agenda about providing more parking for Meadowhall?
Fir Street, Walkley