A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan is being developed for the Liverpool City Region (LCR). This stems from the Metro-mayor Steve Rotheram’s manifesto commitment to champion the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, to make sustainable and healthy forms of transport safer and more attractive.
Please fill in the survey at: https://www.arrivehappy.org/our-cycling-and-walking-masterplan
This survey is open until the end of January 2019 and I would urge you all to complete this and pass it on to your networks. The next engagement meeting (open to all) will take place on Tuesday the 15th January 2019 from 6.00pm to 8.00pmat Mann Island in Central Liverpool.
Draft plans are still being displayed in the Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, Liverpool L8 1TH, with further consultation events being planned at Granby Market, etc. Plans should be on the Better Roads website soon, but as yet are not there.
In the meantime, below are some photos of the draft plans. Main issues/questions identified at present are:
- Access on and off the central Boulevard section in both directions:
- Safety and viewpoints (for both people walking and cycling)?
- Possible for non-standard cycles ? (obligation required under the Equality Act (2010))
- Priority to cyclists (and pedestrians)?
- Will time delays/phaff at toucan crossings be too much? (as stated in Sustrans design guidance, cycle design criteria needs to be direct with minimal detours or delays)
- Connections to other places/junctions/cycle network: access from/to side roads?
- Connections to Upper Parliament Street: a 1.5m cycle lane (just a painted line on-road) is proposed:
- Chichane adjacent to Selbourne Street and access to central Boulevard:
- How to slow traffic at this point (to be safer for all road users)?
- How to protect people cycling on road or on proposed cycle track?
- How to safely access central Boulevard?
- Central Boulevard: space constrictions/viewpoints around sub-stations?
Please send all comments to Transportation@liverpool.gov.uk and please copy MCC (Merseysidecyclingcampaign@hotmail.co.uk) in so that we can also represent your views!
MCC are also meeting up with the designers on Tuesday, so any comments before then would be great!
Due to the forthcoming 4th May Metro-Mayoral elections for the Liverpool City Region, Merseyside Cycling Campaign have teamed up with the votebike Cycling UK campaign to produce questions to which each candidate is asked to respond. More information on the asks for the Liverpool City Region are here.
Deadline 14th March!!
Also, we are requesting a site visit, so please let us know if you would like to be involved!
Letter from Liverpool City Council and proposed plans: please email MCC on Merseysidecyclingcampaign@hotmail.co.uk and let us know your views!
A compilation of previous MCC member comments as submitted to LCC in March 2016.
NEWS: LETTER FROM MERSEYRAIL: Rail -replacement specially adapted buses will carry bicycles through the Mersey road tunnels during the wirral track rail closure. See letter from Merseyrail.
For more information see: http://www.merseyrail.org/wirral-track-renewal.aspx
Merseyside Cycling Campaign have been collecting information on the numbers of bicycles carried across the Mersey using a simple survey form at: http://goo.gl/forms/IkDuWTskR5nxUm022 …. This survey is now being wound up and updated results will be here shortly. All updated data will also be given to Merseyrail.
Thank you to all who filled in the survey! We have nearly 200 responses and lots of great suggestions to give to Merseyrail!
Data of people with bicycles/ cycles using the trains and ferries to cross the River Mersey, in order to demonstrate on-cycle carriage usage and demand by rail and ferry passengers. This evidence is required to support appeals for cyclist provision during the proposed wirral track closure in January 2017
Merseyrail now have published their advice on how to travel during the 6 months affected.
Venue: KIND, 19 Back Canning Street
Time: 10 for 10:30am start
Agenda includes discussions on more engagement in members’ areas and if we include Halton (Halton is part of the Liverpool City Region which is a combined transport authority that will be overseen by the new Metro Mayor when elected in May 2017)
Event details here or on events calendar
Consultations this week around the city for cycle routes on Tithebarn Street, The Strand, Brownlow Hill, etc. – please attend the events if you can and input your comments (positive and negative) on the feedback form. See: http://liverpool.gov.uk/lccconnectivity.
Deadline for comments 9th November 2016.
Other details for related road schemes (in Liverpool) are on: https://liverpool.gov.uk/parking-travel-and-roads/better-roads/about/
We have been consulted about the following scheme proposed on the busy Sustrans Route 56. The plans concern the area on Greenbank Road between Penny Lane and Greenbank Lane. Please send all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or add comments using the link above. Deadline 19th October!
For information see: greenbank-c-rev-a and sh-second-issue-greenbank
We would also appreciate if you could take part in our quick poll, by following this link.
Follow the link to read our newly published Pedal Press!
Wirral line closure: Major disruption starting January 2017:
See: http://www.merseyrail.org/news/network-rail-track-renewal-on-the-wirral-loop.aspx for information. Whenever you travel across the Mersey by ferry or train for leisure or work, please fill in our survey form at: http://goo.gl/forms/IkDuWTskR5nxUm022. We will then be able to provide Merseyrail of evidence of the demand for bicycle carriage across the Mersey, so will be able to hold an evidenced campaign for e.g. improved and more frequent ferry services at the time of the track closure or/and on-bus bicycle carriage.
Reporting tools: Near miss incidents:
Please use: https://bikemaps.org
Reporting tools: Potholes/ road issues:
Please use the tool at: http://www.cyclescape.org or/and Cycling UK’s site: http://www.fillthathole.org.uk, and of course your own Council reporting tools on the websites (e.g. http://liverpool.gov.uk/parking-travel-and-roads/report-an-issue/report-a-pot-hole/)
Liverpool Skyride Sunday 21st August: https://www.goskyride.com/liverpoolSkyRide. We will also hold a promotional stall for this event – so if you would like to volunteer to help, please fill in our doodle at http://doodle.com/poll/m5s8xqx397uarxue or email email@example.com