Chesterfield Cycle Campaign promotes cycle use in Chesterfield for both leisure and utility journeys.
By campaigning for a comprehensive network, we aim to improve conditions for cyclists so that cycling becomes a safer and more attractive option than car travel for local journeys.
We know Derbyshire County Council have submitted their bid for the 2nd tranche of active travel funding which we hope may include more cycling measures in Chesterfield.
Ahead of the announcement and with the governments ‘Gear Change’ policy in mind which urges local authorities to reallocate road space for walking and cycling we have emailed the four main local political parties to ask them for their views.
Labour – acknowledgement (17th August) but no reply
Conservative – no reply
Lib Dem – see their reply here
Green – see their reply here
Our colleagues at Ride Bolsover have produced an on line map of the new Clowne Branchline Greenway, easily accessed from Poolsbrook Country Park and at the Creswell end links to Creswell Crags and the Archeological Trail.
The new route along a shared path/quiet roads between Whittington Moor roundabout and Peak Resort is gradually taking shape. It is complete between Whit’ Moor and the underpass on the A61 dual carriageway albeit with further signage needed.
The section along the ‘old’ Sheffield Road is gradually being built with a widened shared footway. There is now a new Toucan crossing and widened shared footway to get into the Peak Resort site and access to the bridleway.
Three web pages published by Destination Chesterfield promoting cycling today. One a general info page with links to various organisations, one listing local rides and a link to our map and finally the first of a regular ‘blog’ by Paul Chapman (S40 Local magazine).
Emergency Active Travel Fund, it is now confirmed that Derbyshire County Council received 100% of the first tranche allocated to them.
The percentage allocated was dependant on what action they took when the fund was announced which had to include closing roads and providing more pedestrian space.
Having been allocated £450,000 they can now apply for up to £1.7M in the second tranche and ministers have asked councils to be ‘even more ambitious’!