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.

Railway Station Masterplan

The consultation on the masterplan is now live and you are urged to give your views!

Our Campaign is disappointed by the poorly designed cycle infrastructure proposed and lack of connectivity outside the area of the masterplan:

  • Approaching from the south cyclists will have to cross 4 vehicle entry/exits to get to the station
  • The advisory cycle lane coming into the station from Brimington Road will disappear with no alternative provided initially
  • A shared path provided on the south side of Malkin St which should be segregated.
  • This shared path ends at the Brimington Road roundabout putting cyclists back on the road in a dangerous position.
  • No thought of connections towards the Trans Pennine Trail, College or Stonegravels Way

Read our response here..

You can view the proposals in a virtual consultation room which can be visited here https://chesterfieldstation.consultation.ai/ and fill in the response survey here https://aecom.researchfeedback.net/ChesterfieldRailwayStation

Clowne Greenway

Many of our members will have cycled along this trail between Woodthorpe and Creswell. We’ve just been sent the cycle counter stats for 5 months from 1st Sep to Feb 2021. Fantastic usage being recorded, its really important that Derbyshire County Council know that there is support for creating new trails, you can let them know your support by contacting the officer here.

There is a Facebook page for the greenway here

Latest news

  • Our secretary is meeting representatives from Local Transport Projects who are designing the East-West cycle route funded by the Emergency Active Travel Fund.
  • Plans for a Toucan crossing on Park road to connect the cycle path on either side together.
  • Plans for a ‘school street’ trial in Chesterfield shortly.
  • We’re donating a ‘Sheffield’ stand to the Friends of Spital Cemetery which arrived today and another public bike pump for Pleasley Pit Museum arrives next week.

More details of all these in our next email update at the end of the month!

Happy New Year

Hopefully we can look forward to some new cycling infrastructure to enhance the Chesterfield network in 2021.

Work has started on the shared path from Peak Resort to Dronfield and whilst it isn’t the most ambitious scheme it will provide a more or less traffic free route that will benefit families. The scheme linking the underpasses at Whittington Moor Roundabout to Peak Resort is virtually complete.

The big project for 2021 is of course the planned east – west cycle route between the Royal Hospital and Brookside, look out for the public consultation starting in January and we hope you can comment and support it. We also hope that the new cycle way finding/signage project will be rolled out by DCC.

This year has seen a big increase in the number of people cycling both locally and nationally. We want to get the word out about our Campaign so we have a new flyer being printed shortly and later this year we will need to publish a revised Chesterfield Cycle Map.

We have ordered another public bike pump which we plan to install outside the cafe at Pleasley Pit. Also ordered is a Sheffield stand which we are donating to the Friends of Spital Cemetery.

Emergency Active Travel Fund Tranche 2

Derbyshire County Council have been awarded £1.68M for their proposal for tranche 2 to create a walking and cycling route from the Royal Hospital to Brookside. It will upgrade existing infrastructure and build new as well.

Public consultation will begin in January but there is already a page on DCC’s website. 

We are pleased to say that following the vandalism on Crow Lane with the blocks being moved they have been replaced and reinforced.

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