Chesterfield Cycle Campaign aims to increase the cycle infrastructure in and around the town and show that cycling is a viable and sustainable form of local transport.
The Campaign has recently agreed a new protocol for consultation by Chesterfield Borough Councils Planning Department. We are advised of planning applications and for larger developments brief details at the pre planning stage, we then comment on planning applications (see recent responses here).
We are also consulted by Derbyshire County Councils Highways department to comment on proposed highway enhancement schemes which often include cycle infrastructure. Members of our committee attend the regular Derbyshire County Council cycle liaison meetings.
The Campaign’s business and ideas are discussed at our monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Chesterfield Community Centre off South Place, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Since March 2020 meetings have been held on ‘Zoom’.
Our goal is to have a comprehensive network of good quality cycle routes linked together to enable local jouneys to be easily undertaken by bike.
Following many years of lobbying the Councils to produce a cycle map to no avail the Campaign published its own. In 2016 we published a heavily revised and expanded map in conjunction with Sustrans and grants from local authorities.
In 2012 the Campaign won Derbyshire County Council’s ‘Excellence in the Community’ award and in 2017 our secretary Alastair Meikle won the national Modeshift award for ‘Individual Contribution to Sustainable Travel’.