A public consultation on plans to widen and improve the Trans Pennine Trail between Worsbrough and Wombwell begins next week.
The proposals aim to improve walking and cycling links in the area to encourage more people to take part in active travel and reduce car-based journeys. The proposals would be funded through the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) supported by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and central government.
This scheme proposes to resurface and widen the existing Trans Pennine Trail route up to a minimum 3m wide shared-use walking and cycle track, between Haverlands Lane, Worsbrough, and Bradberry Balk Lane, Wombwell. This will improve the quality and capacity of the route and make sure it is accessible to all users, including elements of tactile paving for visually impaired users.
The scheme also proposes upgrades and improvements to the road crossings on the A61 Park Road, and Station Road. This will improve the quality and accessibility of the route at these points.
The consultation is open until Tuesday 21 March 2023. You can take part online at barnsley.gov.uk/WorsbroughToWombwell where you will find our online survey.
Alternatively, you can give feedback by attending one of our in-person consultation events. These are:
- Wednesday 1 March, 1pm to 7pm, Worsbrough Sports and Development Association, Park Road, Worsbrough, Barnsley S70 5LJ
- Wednesday 8 March 2023, 1pm to 7pm, St Michael and All Angels Church Hall, 23 Park Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0HQ
Cllr Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “Walking, running and cycling more helps you to be healthier and it’s better for the environment. We’re working hard to make sure our borough will have different ways of connecting our places and people.
“A connected network of high quality, safe and inviting cycle routes and footpaths for all people to use is a key part of our vision for a healthier and more sustainable Barnsley.
“I’d encourage people to take a look at the plans and share your feedback by visiting barnsley.gov.uk/WorsbroughToWombwell.”