Are we in dreamland?

You report a 'flagship programme' to encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport, all fine aspirations by the way.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th March 2016, 5:59 am
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2016, 6:02 am

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.

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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?

Derek Morton

Fir Street, Walkley