Trial pedestrianisation of Division Street planned for October

Sheffield city council have agreed to trial a temporary closure of Division Street on the weekend of 19-20 October, running from 10am to 4pm on both days and will be from Eldon Street to Carver Street.

CycleSheffield is going to use this closure to trial pedestrianisation of the street to see what it can look like as a car free space.

Andrew at CycleSheffield told Exposed: “Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be putting together a plan for this in conjunction with the council. This will include things like looking to see if businesses will be able to extend their activities out on to the street. We’ll also be looking to get feedback on the day from businesses, residents and visitors on their experience, whether it worked for them and what could be improved.”

Councillor Bob Johnson, cabinet member for planning and development at Sheffield city council, said: “We work closely with Cycle Sheffield and other transport groups and are pleased that we will have a chance to see how a temporary closure of Division Street might work. This won’t be enough to make a complete decision on a closure of Division Street on a more permanent basis but it will help develop our thinking along with other changes to the city centre.”

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