Please note: We have now added the online survey asking about your experience of the Crookes & Walkley Active Neighbourhood to this page. Please scroll down to the 'Survey' section on this page to access and complete it.
The Crookes and Walkley Active Neighbourhood aims to create a safer, cleaner and more pleasant environment for residents and local businesses to enjoy and a more attractive area for walking, cycling and spending time outdoors.
In summer 2021, we asked what you thought an Active Neighbourhood in your area could look like. Through our online survey and heatmap, you told us that you would like:
66% of respondents told us they felt positively about the proposal to create an Active Neighbourhood. During that consultation, some people raised concerns about access to homes and businesses being restricted. There were also concerns about parking potentially becoming more difficult. You can view the 2021 consultation and final report here.
The feedback we received during that consultation helped to inform the design of the Active Neighbourhood.
In April 2022, we put measures in place to create the Active Neighbourhood via an ‘Experimental Traffic Regulation Order’ (ETRO). The ETRO allowed us to put in place the planned road closures, crossings, and one-way systems as a trial on a non-permanent basis. As part of this trial, we asked local people to provide their feedback during a six-month period of consultation so we could understand how the Active Neighbourhood was working and make any changes where necessary.
Due to unforeseen delays in putting all of the planned Active Neighbourhood measures in place, we extended the consultation period to give residents the chance to experience how the Active Neighbourhood worked in its entirety including through the winter months.
The plans originally included:
We listened carefully to feedback from local people throughout the trial period and made some changes to the Active Neighbourhood as a result.
The maps below show the scheme as it currently stands.
To view this map as a pdf, click here.
To view this map as a pdf, click here.
Thank you to everyone who has shared their feedback on the Active Neighbourhood trial. If you’ve sent an email, written a letter or spoken to a member of our team on the phone, please be assured that we’ve logged your feedback and it will be taken into consideration by our project team.
In June and July 2022, we held three community drop-in sessions in Crookes and one drop-in session in Walkley where we met with residents to discuss the scheme and answer questions. We’ll also take into account the feedback from these events.
The period for comments on the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) for the Crookes and Walkley Active Neighbourhood ended in March 2023. An ETRO allows measures to stay in place for up to 18 months. During the remainder of the ETRO period, the Active Neighbourhood will remain in place while decisions are made around which elements of the trial should stay, be removed or changed.
During May 2023, we’ll be asking residents and businesses for your views on how you think the Active Neighbourhood trial has changed the area.
We want to know whether you think it’s achieved the aims of making it a safer, cleaner and more pleasant environment for people and businesses to enjoy and a more attractive area for walking, cycling and spending time outdoors. As well as the face-to-face survey, we have added the survey questions to this web page for you to answer online too.
To access and complete the survey, please click here. The survey will close on Wednesday 21st June at 9am.
In November 2021, before the Active Neighbourhood trial began, we conducted traffic monitoring surveys at a number of junctions across Crookes and Walkley to obtain baseline data. These surveys capture the movements of motorised vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
We surveyed junctions where we anticipated a potential change in travel because of the scheme, including areas of potential traffic where traffic may have moved to another route as a result of the Active Neighbourhood. We also surveyed how the controlled pedestrian crossings we implemented as part of the scheme were used.
We repeated this exercise in September 2022 and then again in April 2023. We are currently analysing the data to understand how traffic flows have changed since the Active Neighbourhood was created and will share our findings on this web page. We expect this to be available in summer 2023.
We expect that a final decision on the scheme will be made in September 2023 by Sheffield City Council’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee. The decision will be informed by the results of traffic monitoring surveys, feedback received during the trial period and the results of the surveys we’ll conduct in May. We’ll communicate the decision the Committee makes via a letter to the local community and on the Connecting Sheffield website.
You can get in touch with the Connecting Sheffield team using the following channels:
Freephone: 0808 196 5105
Post: Freepost Connecting SHF
To access and complete the online survey asking about your experience of the Crookes & Walkley Active Neighbourhood, please click here. The survey will close on Wednesday 21st June at 9am.
If you or someone you know is unable to access information online, please get in touch with us using the contact details above. We can arrange a different way to provide information and record feedback so that you or they can get involved.