Living Highways is a collaborative working group involving Sheffield City Council, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, University of Sheffield and Amey to consider alternative management of highway verges in Sheffield. The Living Highways partners share a vision that by changing the way we think of and manage Sheffield’s verges we can maximise their sustainability; bringing economic, social and environmental benefits to Sheffield and its residents.
In 2016, an urban verge mowing trial took place on 25 randomly chosen roads across Sheffield, monitoring the impacts on wildlife and people of cutting urban roadside verges less frequently. This trial is continuing in 2017 on four roads in Sheffield: Bawtry Road, Bochum Parkway, Ecclesfield Road and Ridgeway Road. Join in the conversation using #livinghighways on social media.