Many of you will have crossed the junction of Broadfield Road and London Road, but did you know the river Sheaf passes under here?
Sheffield’s Highway Engineers have drawn up plans to improve the junction, widen London Road and even construct a new pedestrian bridge as shown on this plan:
The buildings shaded pink in the photo would be demolished to make way for two lanes in each direction, revealing more of the derelict redevelopment site behind but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of landscaping or cycling facilities.
2020 is the ‘Year of the Tree’ so how about some new street trees in the pavement on the development site frontage like our sketch below, and a bridge wide enough for a cycleway? And a nice big river nameplate that can be read from a passing car….
And as the scheme will require the Council to buy land on the river bank why not include a little more - enough to provide room for a future riverside link from Chesterfield Rd downstream to Cutlers Walk ?
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