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Dockless bikes are go in Sheffield

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Tuesday 9 January The world’s first dockless bike hire scheme has expanded to Sheffield today (January 9th) with a fleet of 1,000 bikes – the largest and fastest such launch in the UK so far. All bikes in Sheffield will be free to hire for the first two weeks, and ofo collects no deposit when registering new users. Sheffield is ...

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City presses Government over rail franchise

Sheffield Railway Station

For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press the Government on their priorities ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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Motorists praised as Sheffield takes IKEA in its stride 

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Monday 2 October People who shopped at Sheffield’s first IKEA store have been praised after a busy but very well managed first four days. Following an appeal to use public transport if necessary, roads close to the IKEA store were busy and the store’s 900-space car park filled up on all four days, but overspill car parking was well-used and ...

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Plan your journey carefully for IKEA’s opening weekend

IKEA Sheffield opens on Thursday

Motorists are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and consider alternative methods of transport as the city gears up for IKEA’s opening weekend. Sheffield City Council is expecting similar numbers on the roads to those normally experienced during the Christmas holiday period with IKEA opening its doors for the first time from Thursday. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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First Citylink Tram Train comes into service

Those welcoming the new tram train included Councillor Denise Lelliott from Rotherham MB Council, Clive Betts MP for Sheffield South East and Councillor Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability

14.09.2017 – originally published by SYPTE Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP was joined by transport leaders and representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield today. To celebrate the occasion, Stagecoach Supertram and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) named the first tram after ...

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Statement from Leader of the Council Julie Dore on rail services for the North

Sheffield Railway Station

23 August 2017 Prior to today’s transport summit in Leeds, Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Faster and more frequent rail services across the north are absolutely vital in order for our local and regional economy to grow, and also for giving people a transport system that is fit for purpose. “It is clearly unacceptable that people living in ...

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£18m investment speeds up Sheffield buses

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24 July 2017 A £18.3 million investment to speed up Sheffield bus routes and cut congestion has seen some city journey times slashed by up to 25 per cent. Highway improvements on key bus routes – including smarter signal controls, new bus lanes, junction upgrades, road widening and more cameras to better monitor the flow of traffic – in the ...

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New bus pass means young people can travel for less

Young people aged 16 to 18 can now apply for a bus travel pass.

Originally posted by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive 4 July 2017 Business leaders and young people have welcomed a new 16-18 travel pass scheme that allows more young people than ever to benefit from discounted public transport fares across South Yorkshire, prior to its launch this weekend. As part of the enhanced scheme, from last Saturday 1 July all 16-18 ...

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More than 700 Yorkshire pupils to take part in 245-mile cycle relay

Pupils at the start of today's bike relay

12 June 2017 Children and young people from 95 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering ten local authority areas over the next two weeks. The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay has started today at Stocksbridge Nursery and Infants School as part of National Bike Week. Year one and year two children at the school learned to ride as a ...

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Major study launched into M1 connectivity

A major feasibility study into Junction 33 and 34 has been launched

  30 May 2017 Originally released by WSP Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has been appointed by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to lead on a study that will define the business case for a Sheffield City Region ‘Innovation Corridor’. The company will assess the options and develop plans to reduce congestion and improve connectivity ...

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Seventeen prosecuted for wrongful use of blue badge

Blue badges give the holder a chance to park in earmarked bays

24 May 2007 Seventeen people have been ordered to pay a total of £8,810 after wrongfully using blue badges issued to disabled relatives so they could park for free in Sheffield. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday how blue badges issued to relatives including a 90-year-old pensioner and a five-year-old school pupil had been used by motorists including a University ...

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Council supports protest by taxi drivers

Sheffield city centre

27 February 2017 Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We are aware of the demonstration being arranged by the taxi trade on Tuesday 28 February in Sheffield, which is part of a wider demonstration taking place in many towns and cities around the country. “Sheffield City Council are extremely supportive of the licensed trade ...

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Pubs and clubs join road safety campaign

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28 November 2016 A campaign has been launched which aims to keep revellers safe on the streets of South Yorkshire over the festive season. The “Be A Safe Pedestrian” publicity drive, funded by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, was launched last month across social media. Posters are set to be put up in more than 40 bars, clubs and ...

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