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Temporary Changes to Footpaths and Highways in Sheffield

Temporary Changes to Footpaths and Highways in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council have announced details on temporary changes to footpaths and highways in Sheffield as lockdown eases and people begin to return to the city centre.

One of the main priorities of the changes is to make sure that Sheffield City Council do what they can to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and help lessen the chances of a ‘second peak.’

Sheffield City Council recognise the importance of observing social distancing guidelines and in response are looking at ways that road space can be temporarily used to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians at key local centres.

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of profound changes to travel patterns and how people are using streets in Sheffield. More people are walking and cycling which has created an immediate need for more physical space. As social distancing cannot always be done safely on existing pavements the Council are making emergency amendments to footpaths, primarily in and around local shopping areas, as a temporary measure.

Many changes have already been implemented, such as footpath widening and the pedestrianisation of some roads. However, Sheffield City Council have announced a much wider range of measures to be introduced.

To read through the changes and familiarise yourself with changes to road and footpath layouts, visit the Sheffield City Council webpage Covid-19: Temporary changes to footpaths and highways

There will be a team of City Centre Ambassadors on duty in the City Centre to provide advice and assistance to the public, businesses and public transport users.


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