Green Party Councillors are deeply concerned that Lib-Dems plan to redistribute road safety funds equally amongst the separate Community Assemblies.
They claim accident statistics over the last 5 years show up to 20 times more injuries from accidents in the middle of Sheffield compared to the outskirts.
Cllr Bernard Little said, “We support local decision making, but splitting the Highways budget in this way is clearly a mistake. Common sense says there are fewer traffic problems in rural areas, and accident numbers show this. For example Broomhill Ward has suffered 21 deaths and serious injuries in the last 5 years compared to just 4 in Dore and Totley.
Both will however receive an equal share of funds removed by the Lib Dems from the city-wide pots for pedestrian, child safety and other improvements’
Cllr Little added ‘On the streets of Sheffield the Liberal Democrats are putting political ideology ahead of people’s safety and that is very wrong.’
Sheffield’s Green Party will be putting alternative Transport Budget allocations in their budget amendment to Sheffield Council’s budget meeting on Friday.