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.
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.
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.
One of the concrete blocks on Crow Lane has been moved to allow cars through. Please take care if cycling (or walking) on Crow Lane.
The government announced the next round of funding today and Derbyshire County Council will receive £1.68M. Plans include both new and refurbished sections of cycle route between the Royal Hospital and Brookside.
Work has started in Dronfield creating the shared path alongside the B6057, another section of the north – south cycle route connecting Dronfield to the Five Pits Trail.