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.
Read our response to the route here. Whilst we welcome the inclusion of a segregated cycle path along the length of the road with links to the canal side path there will be considerable loss of amenity with the proposed road very close to the canal. We think the cycle path crossings at two roundabouts need improvement and extra links need consideration to Barrow Hill and the Hollingwood Hub.
The traffic signals on Markham Road and Park Road are being updated and as part of that scheme a Toucan crossing is being installed on Park Road. where the Hipper Valley Trail crosses.
At our January meeting we discussed rides and other events for 2022. So far our calendar consists of:
2nd May – stall at the May Day event.
May 21st – Cycle in Style
July 3rd – Ben Vernon charity ride.
September 10th – Cycle in Style.
Hopefully there will be Friday Night Rides on the first Fridays May to September too. Cycle in Style is ten years old this year so we’re planning two rides.
Due to legal reasons Derbyshire County Council have to reopen Crow Lane to vehicles, however they are proceeding with the Traffic Regulation Order to close it permanently. Despite pressure to scrap plans for the East West route from Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, some county and borough councillors we understand the county Council intend to press ahead with the scheme.
We have produced a document ‘myth busting’ some of the opposition comments which you can download below. Also available for download is the letter our secretary recently sent to Chris Heaton Harris, minister for cycling.
We have been made aware of a meeting at Brookfield School on 11th November at 7.30pm arranged by Chesterfield Civic Society with Toby Perkins MP as speaker asking for your views about the route.
Both the Civic Society and Toby Perkins oppose building the route but the public consultation produced a majority in favour of all sections.
Please attend the meeting to make your support of the route known.
Link to the original online consultation where you can access all the plans for the route.
Chesterfield East-West Walking and Cycle Route with detailed analysis of responses to the consultation.