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Paddington Village consultation plan

Merseyside Cycling Campaign has discussed the Paddington Village plan that has been circulated.
Our main concern is that the plan circulated does not give enough information for us to make any meaningful comments and is inadequate for consultation purposes.
We need to see a lot more detail about access to the Paddington Village site and be advised of dimensions of the cycle path, traffic lights etc.
On the limited plan that was circulated, we can see is that there are access roads cutting across the cycling and pedestrian paths from Minshull Street and Irving Street. Pedestrians and cyclists are to somehow fend for themselves crossing in the path of delivery lorries. This is entirely inadequate, there needs to be a continuous prioritised and raised cycle and pedestrian route at these points.
The plan also seems to have created conflict points between pedestrians and cyclists where people will be standing in the cycle lane waiting to cross the road. This is bad design.
Merseyside has the worst statistics for pedestrian and cyclist casualties in the country, these vulnerable road users need protecting. This plan does not, as claimed, “provide a safe route for cyclists”.

Comments by 22 January to Shaun.Ali@amey.co.uk

Merseyside Cycling Campaign Action Plan Meeting

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 – 6pm
A meeting to agree actions/targets/objectives for 2018. The Action Plan should build on MCC’s vision statement. The venue is DoES Liverpool, which is on Hanover Street and only a short walk from Liverpool Central railway station. DoES Liverpool, Gostins Bldg, 4th Floor, Hanover St, Liverpool L1 4LN

The Action Plan development table is downloadable below. The way it works is to use each of the objectives as prompts to see what actions we can take (in the column ‘Possible Approach’) as well as looking at what evidence and relevant documents there are.

MCC Action Plan Development Table Landscape A3 with Communications Strategy Column added
MCC Action Plan Development Table Landscape A4 with Communications Strategy Column added

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Merseyside Cycling Campaign January Meeting
Monday 15th January – 6pm
Baltic Fleet, 33A Wapping, Liverpool L1 8DQ

Ten Streets public consultation has begun

A  public consultation on the proposed transformation of 125 acres of former docklands in Liverpool has begun.

The event is inviting feedback on the draft masterplan which includes establishing a creativity district in the Ten Streets area of north Liverpool.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet have approved the draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) and the public consultation will be at the Titanic Hotel in Stanley Dock, which lies within the city’s World Heritage Site.

There will also be a series of public roadshow events to be held across the city at FACT on Tuesday 24, October from 12pm to 6pm and RIBA, Mann Island on Monday, 6 November from 12pm to 6pm.

The draft Ten Streets SRF will also be available online to view on the Ten Streets website with feedback forms available to collate comments. The deadline for responses will be Tuesday, 21 November.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “Ten Streets has phenomenal potential to transform North Liverpool and the city’s future economy. This new framework document will no doubt be of huge interest to everyone who wants to see the transformation of this part of north Liverpool and the public consultation will be critical to shaping its direction.”

The proposed creativity district lies within the poorest ward in the UK – Kirkdale – has the potential for up to 1 million square foot of development and the council is keen to attract creative companies and enterprises to flourish alongside artistic organisations.

As a predominantly creative and employment district, the proposals for Ten Streets is designed to complement other emerging employment areas like the Knowledge Quarter and Liverpool Waters.

www.tenstreetsliverpool.co.uk

Merseyside Cycling Campaign AGM 2017

The AGM will be held at the KIND Centre, 19 Back Canning Street, Liverpool, L8 7PB
on Saturday 25 November

Refreshments available from 10:00 for 10:30 start

Stephen Yip who has been the force behind Kids In Need & Distress since 1975 has once again invited the Campaign to hold its Annual General Meeting  at the Centre.
Why not visit the website and see what they have been up to this year at http://kind.org.uk/
If you wish to bring along a Christmas present for a boy/girl 10/12 yr old Stephen will be most appreciative as will indeed the recipients!

A41 – Chester Street, Birkenhead – Improvement Scheme Consultation

“A new segregated off-road cycle lane / improved footpath will be provided along the east side of the A41 – Chester Street, improving safety and the connectivity of the Wirral Circular Trail Route. To the north, via existing on and off-road sections of the Wirral Circular Trail, cyclists will be able to connect to the Priory Trading Estate and, via the promenade, onwards to Morpeth Wharf, Wirral Waters Tower Road development and the John Moores Lairdside Training Centre and new Maritime Hub at Tower Wharf. To the south, cyclists will be directed to the Turbine Business Park, the Business Park and employment along the Rock Ferry trading estates, including the John Moores University Maritime education and training facility.

The existing Puffin crossing directly adjacent to the Rock Park McDonalds Restaurant will also be upgraded to a new cycle friendly Toucan crossing that will serve and connect directly into this new link.

By offering a high quality alternative to using the busy main A41 carriageway, Mersey Tunnel approach / exit roads and a long section of road tunnel, all of which are particularly unattractive to cyclists; this new facility is expected to greatly improve safety, usage and connectivity. Evidence shows that attractive walking and cycling routes can also increase the attractiveness of the Business and Retail Parks and other trading estates to inward investing businesses.”

Any objections (together with the grounds on which they are made) or expressions of support, may be made on-line by Monday 25th September 2017 at www.wirral.gov.uk/highways (“Submit comments, questions or objections about new highway schemes in Wirral”) quoting the scheme reference number DC-STEP-1718-1

A41 – Cammell Laird Consultation Plan A0 (Signs) STEP Schemes Consultation Information

Liverpool City Centre Connectivity scheme

There are wide ranging plans to improve traffic flow across the city centre whilst also providing better cycle links and a more appealing environment for pedestrians. These proposals are known collectively as the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity scheme.

Download full details and the plans here – Liverpool-City-Centre-Connectivity-plans

Please send any comments to us by 2 August 2017 – Merseysidecyclingcampaign@hotmail.co.uk

The Strand

To make the waterfront more accessible for pedestrians it is proposed to reduce the number of traffic lanes along the Strand, Goree, Georges Dock Gates, New Quay, King Edward Street, Strand Street, Wapping & Chaloner Street to two lanes in each direction. This reduction will help remove the barrier posed to pedestrians, currently faced with crossing up to eight lanes of traffic in places. At junctions along the route the carriageway will have additional lanes to accommodate turning movements for traffic without causing congestion.

Cycle Route

With the number of traffic lanes reduced along the route, it is proposed that cycle facilities be introduced to make the area more accessible and permeable for cyclists.  A segregated cycle route is proposed along the south west side of Strand Street, Goree, George’s Dock Gates, New Quay and Bath Street. This will be at carriageway level with cyclists protected from general traffic by kerbs.

Toucan crossings, which can be used by cyclists as well as pedestrians, are proposed at St Nicolas Place, Water Street, Liver Street & Salthouse Quay. These crossings will allow cyclists to continue safely along the route, and to link in with other cycle facilities.

In order to access these Toucan crossings, areas of shared footway are proposed. These areas can legally be used by cyclists and pedestrians. All other sections of the footway should not be used by cyclists.

Tithebarn Street & Great Crosshall Street

Tithebarn Street is another of the routes which is being developed by the scheme. The proposed cycle route along The Strand will link in with the existing segregated cycle facility on Water Street. The two routes will be linked by a proposed Toucan crossing.

Victoria Street

It is proposed to widen the footways and formalise parking within laybys and create two lanes of traffic along Victoria Street from North John Street to a point outside the former Millennium House Council office.

City Bus Hub – Old Haymarket

To allow buses space to layover in the city centre, without inhibiting traffic flow by waiting on street, it is proposed to replace the existing car park on Old Haymarket with a bus facility. This facility is to have capacity for eight buses.