This article outlines the city of Sheffield's approach to transport planning, based on the belief that everyone, whatever their financial status, has the right to basic transport provision. Transport policies in Sheffield's forthcoming Unitary Development Plan aim to provide an integrated system to improve access for all, starting with safe access for pedestrians, people with disabilities, and cyclists. However, a good public transport system is seen as the key to combat rising traffic levels and preserve overall accessibility in the future. Sheffield's planned light rail system, Supertram, is seen as a vital part of this system, essential to Sheffield's regeneration. Its development is being promoted by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority/Executive, and supported by the city council. As currently approved, it consists of two lines, with 29km of track altogether, but it can be extended into a wider network later; its first section should be running in Autumn 1992. Its services are planned to have a frequency of once every five to ten minutes. To help economic, commercial and industrial development, Sheffield plans an airport, to be opened in 1993, and improvements to several major roads. (TRRL)

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    Royal Town Planning Institute

    26 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Owen-Smith, R
  • Publication Date: 1990-6-15


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18
  • Serial:
    • Planner
    • Volume: 76
    • Issue Number: 23
    • Publisher: Royal Town Planning Institute
    • ISSN: 0309-1384

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM