Five miles of shock absorber hell in S5
Is Deerlands Avenue the city's worst road? (Star, front page, November 3).
The answer is no.
Deerlands Avenue is merely one mile of a sequence of Third-World tracks that stretch across the north of Sheffield (and strangely enough they are ALL in the north of the city).
Anyone driving from Parson Cross to Wincobank – regardless of the precise route they take – will encounter a jolting, juddering experience reminiscent of the Jeep-led explorations of the African plains or the Australian outback.
Route one takes in Deerlands Avenue and Hartley Brook Road: the roads ranked third and fifth in the all-time list of Sheffield’s shockers.
But if you want to REALLY destroy your car’s suspension, try this one: proceed up Southey Green Road, along Elm Lane, through the lights into Hatfield House Lane, then across the junction into Shiregreen Lane.
This route is bound to set your nerves (and teeth!) jangling. For the record, the six worst streets in Sheffield are:
n Elm Lane;
n Southey Green Road;
n Deerlands Avenue;
n Shiregreen Lane;
n Hartley Brook Road;
n Hatfield House Lane.
Five miles of shock-absorber hell and, remarkably, all in S5!
Castledine Gardens, Sheffield, S9