Sustrans has just published its Bike Life survey. It shows that there is a significant appetite for cycling in the Liverpool City Region as well as the demand for more and better cycle routes. 69% of residents support the creation of safe, separated cycling routes to encourage more people to ride bikes more often, particularly for shorter journeys. Two thirds of all journeys taken in the Liverpool City Region are less than three miles, but right now, around 50% of these are still taken by car. The survey is representative of all Liverpool City Region residents, not just those who cycle. Download the Bike Life report HERE
Public consultantion has now begun on the future development of the Baltic Triangle. The consultation is HERE There’s also a drop in event on Thursday 20 Feb from 11am-7pm. Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool L1 0AH
Merseyside Cycling Campaign Monthly Meeting Monday 17 February – 6pm Fodder Canteen, 65a Norfolk Street, Liverpool L1 0BE
Liverpool City Council Active Travel Forum Thursday 20 February – 5pm Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust, Eaton Rd, Liverpool L12 2AP
Riverside DriveProtest Thursday 27 February – 3.30pm At the pelican crossing point on Riverside Drive between Priory Wood and the entrance to Festival Gardens Liverpool City Council has announced it is working on a £45 million project, prioritising car travel in South Liverpool. This ignores the climate emergency, air pollution and pedestrian and cyclist safety. The plan is to make Riverside Drive and Jericho Lane a dual carriageway.
• How cycling provision is better in Copenhagen and Cambridge. • Flawed cycling infrastructure consultations in Liverpool. • Reports from Leverhulme Summer Cycle, Wild Wales Challenge, Wavertree Car Free Day. • Bike ride listings.
Upper Central is a newly branded area of Liverpool, covering 56 acres in the middle of Liverpool city centre – the area is to be the subject of a draft masterplan to create an international standard gateway site to a £2bn flagship regeneration scheme. Running from Central Station to Liverpool Science Park and Lime Street to Bold Street, Upper Central is seen as key to the future development of the city’s Knowledge Quarter. http://www.uppercentral.co.uk
We all have the right to travel safely but when it comes to walking or cycling on Merseyside roads you or your child are more likely to be killed or injured than in any other area in the country. In addition to this, traffic, a major cause of air pollution, is killing 725 people per year in the region. It also causes ill health, linked to heart disease, stroke and cancer as well as asthma and other respiratory illness. The Made to Move Merseyside campaign, aims to challenge the current political administration to adopt a 15 point plan and truly commit to transform the region for those living within it.
A look at cycling in the city in 2019 – talking to experts and campaigners and finding all is not well for those on two wheels. Also a look at how they did it in Amsterdam and what we could learn from the Dutch.