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.
Our Chair and Secretary met officers from Sustrans this morning to show them the Waterside development and railway station. With the impending station master plan and the continuing wrangle over the cycle bridge from the TPT to Waterside its very important to have their understanding of the situation.
Over 3 years ago a terrace of houses in Brimington (next to the one way system) failed the air quality level. That resulted in the declaration of an Air Quality Management Area and requires Chesterfield Borough Council to produce an action plan. After three years the plan has been published and is out for public consultation. The documents are here.
Our Campaign doesn’t think this action plan is good enough, especially relocating traffic to a Brimington By-pass which will simply move poor air quality elsewhere. Should you feel the same you can respond to the consultation too.
Work has started constructing the shared path/quiet road route between Whittington Moor roundabout and the new bridleway around Peak resort.
We also welcome the announcement that government funding will give every primary school child an opportunity to take part in Bikeability training.
Coming to Chesterfield in late February until early April. There will be 120 ‘beat boxes’ placed around Chesterfield. All primary school children will be given a ‘fob’ and anybody else can pick one up from several distribution centres. Children’s fobs are registered to their school (anonymously) and adults can either join a school, form their own teams or be an individual. You gain points by ‘swiping’ 2 or more boxes within a time limit encouraging active travel and exploring.
The Campaign and Wheely Fun Wheels will be running rides passing lots of boxes.
The proposal to reopen Hollis Lane as far as the station car park was approved by Derbyshire County Council recently. This is almost certainly the first stage of a new through road past the station to Brimington Road and Waterside.
Watersides ‘Tweet’ about their connectivity is a bit ‘rich’ considering their poor proposals for a bridge connecting to the Trans Pennine Trail. The ‘fly through’ video produced by Whittam Cox Architects of their proposal for the station redevelopment lacks cycle infrastructure – in fact the only thing visible is cycle parking! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FgCbR6EYLU