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Route From the Main University Bus Stop to the Students' Union

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 1FL

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Introduction

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    • This route is from the main university bus stops, either side of Western Bank to the Students' Union - University House.
    • The route from the bus stop on the north side of Western Bank to the Students' Union is approximately 300 metres.

Bus Stop on the South Side of Western Bank

  • This bus stop is used by buses from the city centre.
  • The bus stop has a raised kerb with tactile paving leading to the bus entrance.
  • There is a shelter here, with a seat.
  • The seat is a small bench seat with 2 armrests.

Western Bank South Side

  • Turn left when exiting the bus.
  • The path here has a concrete paving slab surface with a slight slope down.
  • After 23m turn right 180 degrees and proceed onto the lower level of Western Bank.
  • The path becomes stone paving.
  • The path continues with a slight slope down.
  • There are bollards along the path after 4m.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 114cm.
  • Past the bollards, the surface becomes block paving, and leads down to the area in front of the Students' Union.

Bus Stop on the North Side of Western Bank

  • The bus stop has a raised kerb with tactile paving leading to the bus entrance.
  • There is no shelter at this bus stop.

Western Bank North Side

  • On exiting the bus, turn right.
  • The path here has a concrete paving tile surface and a slight to steep slope down.
  • The path is uneven in places.

Front of the Alfred Denny Building

  • After 45m, just before the path meets the vehicle entrance to the Tower Court car park, turn left and follow the path round to the front of the Alfred Denny Building.
  • There is tactile paving at the turn which is for the pedestrian crossing on Western Bank.
  • This path has a slight slope down.
  • There are bollards at the bottom of the slope.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 113cm.
  • The surface beyond the bollards is tarmac.
  • Bear left and proceed along the front of the Alfred Denny Building.
  • After 6m the path becomes block paved.
  • Continue along the front of the Alfred Denny Building to the underpass, on the left.
  • Then turn left to go through the underpass.

Underpass

  • This area has a brick block paving surface with an easy slope leading down to the left as you pass through the underpass. It is also uneven in places.
  • There is a variety of concrete seating throughout the underpass.
  • The underpass leads to the area in front of the Students' Union.

Front of the Students' Union Area

  • The plaza area in front of the Students' Union - University House has a stone block paving surface with level access to the main entrance to the Students' Union.