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Questions on Transport Issues

Meeting: 17/05/2023 - Transportation Advisory Group (Item 43)

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The Transportation Advisory Group noted the questions and answers on transport matters that had been submitted in advance of the meeting that had been included in the agenda pack.


In the absence of a representative from the First Group, Cllr A. Carter outlined that he had been contacted by residents regarding reports of anti-social behaviour at the Bonet Lane bus stop involving students from Brinsworth Academy. The residents had contacted South Yorkshire Police and it had been raised at Neighbourhood meetings. The Chair committed to contacting First Group to raise the issue and seek a response. Both Cllr A Carter and Cllr C Carter indicated that they were happy to meet further to discuss.


Cllr Griffin indicated that he was satisfied with the response as it had clarified what appeared to have been a misunderstanding. The bus service would not be ended in May 2023 and it was in the process of retendering, with a view to the service continuing from July 2023 onward.


Cllr Wyatt asked for clarification on his query regarding cancellation of Norther Rail services.


Cllr Bennett-Sylvester raised concerns from residents that the road markings were not helping traffic flows at the Mushroom Roundabout. Cllr Bennett-Sylvester enquired if there was a way to measure the driver experience. In response, Nat Porter outlined that this would be a detailed piece of work to seek views of road users and it would be difficult to find a representative sample of the users.


Cllr Bennett-Sylvester raised a question about access to Thrybergh Country Park by public transport. It was noted that the park was not on the transportation map. The x78 is a strategic bus route linking Sheffield to Doncaster and passes the park, however this was not promoted as a strategic, county-wide asset. It was asked if SYMCA could be involved in helping to support sustainable travel to this location. In the absence of a representative from SYMCA, the Mayor’s office would be contacted.


Cllr Atkin questioned a local bus service in Wath which had been diverted and if the bus can plan additional stops to minimise inconvenience to passengers. John Young Stagecoach Group, outlined that there were concerns about punctuality on this route and therefore additional unscheduled stops , the service would be delayed.


Cllr Havard raised a concern about the Number 26/26a service and if a route could be reinstated. in response Mr. Young outlined that the service was funded by SYMCA and they would take the decision about the route and timetable. He indicated that they would need to be a detailed assessment and suggested that the ward councillors contacted SYMCA to inquire.


Cllr Hoddinott outlined that broadband work hard led to more diversions. However there was a lack of notice about when the diversions would come into force. She gave an example of signage being put up after the diversions we're in place. She also outlined that the information on the notices differed from the actual routes. She stated that residents were inconvenienced and unable  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43