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Decision details

Response to the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee Cycling Inquiry Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Response from the Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development to the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee’s Cycling Inquiry report which proposed an updated vision and strategic approach to cycling in Sheffield.

Decision:

10.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report setting out the response to the vision, strategy and the 19 recommendations proposed by the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee’s Cycling Inquiry report from the Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development.

 

 

10.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-

 

 

 

(a)

endorses the response to the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee’s Cycling Inquiry report from the Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development;

 

 

 

 

(b)

agrees that the vision for Cycling should be incorporated into the Council’s overall vision for Excellent Transport in Sheffield and the recommendations implemented as proposed;

 

 

 

 

(c)

requests that an updated Sheffield Cycle Action Plan, plan of the strategic cycle network and delivery plan be brought back to Cabinet in June 2015 along with a progress report on delivery of the Cycle Inquiry Report recommendations. Subject to identification of resources to produce it; and

 

 

 

 

(d)

a letter be sent to the Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee thanking them for their work in undertaking the inquiry and the final recommendations which are supported by Cabinet.

 

 

 

10.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

10.3.1

The report sets out the response to the vision, strategy and the 19 recommendations proposed by the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee’s Cycling Inquiry report from the Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development.

 

 

10.3.2

In order to deliver a number of the recommendations it is proposed that a refreshed Sheffield Cycle Action Plan with a plan of the strategic cycle network and delivery plan is produced and brought to Cabinet for endorsement. At this time it would also be appropriate to update Cabinet on the progress being made in delivering the Cycle Inquiry recommendations.

 

 

10.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

10.4.1

An alternative option would have been to not support or implement the vision or recommendations of the Committee’s Cycling Inquiry report. The Committee spent a lot of time reviewing evidence and engaging with members of the public and organisations and as such have produced a set of recommendations which should improve the opportunities for cycling in Sheffield.

 

 

10.4.2

Another alternative option would be to support the recommendations but not produce a refreshed Sheffield Cycle Action Plan, plan of the strategic cycle network and delivery plan or incorporate the vision into the Council’s Vision for Excellent Transport in Sheffield. However, this would not result in a coherent approach or enable Cabinet to approve specific actions and associated spend for delivery of the recommendations.

 

 

10.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

10.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

10.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Simon Green, Executive Director, Place

 

 

10.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Report author: Jenny Wood

Publication date: 25/07/2014

Date of decision: 23/07/2014

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/08/2014

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