Nether Edge Active Neighbourhood


Nether Edge Active Neighbourhood

Consultation on Nether Edge Active Neighbourhood closed on Friday 20th August 2021

You can now view the consultation report for this scheme here . You can also view an Executive Summary of the report here .

To find out the latest update on this scheme, please click  here .


We want you to help us shape plans to trial an Active Neighbourhood in Nether Edge.

An Active Neighbourhood is where changes are made to streets creating a safer, cleaner and quieter environment for local residents and businesses to enjoy. This means a more attractive area for walking, cycling and spending time outdoors.

In order to trial an Active Neighbourhood effectively, we need your input to help us decide which measures would best achieve this.

Why we’re introducing an Active Neighbourhood

By introducing measures in an area to create an Active Neighbourhood, the following benefits can be seen:

  • Safer roads and streets as traffic is slowed down in some areas
  • Increased confidence to safely walk or cycle to get around a neighbourhood
  • A reduction in through traffic
  • A nicer environment for people to spend time outside
  • Reduced pollution, improving air quality and the health of local people

Access to Active Neighbourhoods by car would be maintained for residents or businesses located within the area. Some traffic may be redirected to main routes.

What we’re proposing

Nether Edge has been identified as an area suitable for an Active Neighbourhood based on the opportunities it would open up for people to travel more actively around the area.

The map below shows the key routes through the area that could be altered to create an Active Neighbourhood.


You can view a pdf of the above map and zoom in by clicking here .

In order to trial this Active Neighbourhood effectively, we want residents and local businesses - who know the area best - to help identity the best solutions to make it easier and safer to travel actively – for example walk, cycle, run, scoot etc - around the area when making local journeys.

There are a number of measures that could be used to create an Active Neighbourhood, they include the following:

  • Narrowing the mouth of a junction to slow down traffic.
  • Putting in dropped crossings and creating step-free routes.
  • Closing a road to motor vehicles using a ‘traffic filter’. A ‘traffic filter’ is a road design that helps restrict access for vehicles using bollards or planters, while allowing pedestrians and cyclists to use the road, as seen below.

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  • Closing a section of a road to motor vehicles using two ‘traffic filters’ (see above). This design restricts vehicles at either end of the section - creating a public space between them. This can be seen through the closure of Ball Street bridge in Kelham Island, where motor traffic is restricted from passing over the bridge, while allowing pedestrians and cyclists to pass, as seen below. In some cases, this can create some space for planting or even a pocket park.

a road with signs on it and buildings in the back

  • Making a road one way.

  • Banning turns into or out of a specified road

  • Installing cycle parking in the right location

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Have your say

Using the information above, and your own personal experiences of living, working and travelling through the area, we want to hear your thoughts. We want to know which measures you think would work best for the Active Neighbourhood. There are a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Fill out the feedback form below
  • Add your comments to the heatmap which be found here 
  • Join a workshop. We are planning to run a number of online workshops to speak directly to people living and working in the area. If you would like to get involved, including receiving information about future sessions, please send us your contact information by emailing us at: info@connecting-sheffield.co.uk or by calling us on 0808 196 5105.
  • You can also contact us by phone, by email or in writing to provide feedback or ask questions.

We will use feedback from the consultation to decide which measures to put in place to create the Active Neighbourhood. These measures would be implemented through an 'Experimental Traffic Regulation Order' which means that the measures would be installed on a non-permanent basis and changes can be made based on feedback received. Formal consultation through the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order would be ongoing for 6 months.

After 6 months we would review the Active Neighbourhood using the feedback and comments raised through the formal consultation to decide which measures, if any, should stay in place.

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To help us to monitor the success of this project we may need to occasionally survey traffic in the area using cameras mounted on lamp posts. We need to do this so that we can understand how traffic has been affected by the scheme. For example on certain roads we may wish to understand whether traffic has reduced or increased as a result of the scheme. 

If you have any queries, concerns or complaints about the way Sheffield City Council processes your personal data, including the way we handle information requests, you can contact our Customer Services or the Data Protection Officer.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.


This engagement phase has finished

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