Sheffield City Centre has been in decline as a combined result of the recession and the impact of the new Meadowhall Regional Shopping Centre. The study identifies a future vision for the City Centre, involving changes in its role and land uses, and develops a complementary transport strategy to overcome critical deficiencies in access and environment. Key issues addressed are the means for improving public transport access to the City centre, the route and scale of the strategic road network around the Centre, the potential role of road pricing as an alternative or addition to parking controls, the extent of pedestrianisation, and the traffic management arrangements needed to provide all road users with access to the City Centre whilst discouraging "through traffic". The study was undertaken by a working group comprising staff from the City Council, Passenger Transport Executive and bus operators, together with a representative of City Centre retailers. A method of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) was used to assess and compare strategy options on the basis of "impacts" such as accident reduction, severance, air quality, traffic noise, visual impact, land and buildings take, vehicle operating costs, time savings, trip suppression, job creation, capital and maintenance costs, revenue and grants. The recommended transport strategy is being incorporated in the City's Unitary Development Plan, bringing together land use and transport policies and proposals for implementation over the next 10-15 years. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 863439.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 285-96

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-257-0
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM