Useful Information

Consultations

West Derby Road Consultation

Liverpool City Council has a proposal for a temporary cycle route on West Derby Road, to replace the one previously removed.
Closing date for comments Friday 7th January 2022
https://liverpool.gov.uk/wdrcycling

The consultation is badly designed, with only the options of either agreeing with the plan or disagreeing with it.
The design for crossing Sheil Road creates dangerous condition for cyclists.
Cyclists join West Derby Road on a cycle lane segregated with wands and into a bike box at the traffic lights.
The width if the cycle lane is not marked, it's impossible to know if it will be a safe and useable width.
Cyclists are now to the left side of left-turning motor vehicles with obvious potential conflicts. A cyclist carrying straight on is in danger of being hit by a left-turning motor vehicle.
Across the other side of the junction a segregated lane is marked as 1.25m wide, which is below the standard for cycling next to fast moving motor vehicles.
The junction needs dedicated traffic lights for cyclists and a cycle lane of 2m width.
As it stands, the only response to this consultation is to disagree with the creation of this cycle route.

Invitation for cyclists to briefing session about new Merseyrail trains

In 2020, new trains will be introduced on to the Merseyrail network. Merseyrail says they will be state-of-the-art, safer, more reliable, and thanks to faster acceleration, journey times will be reduced. A sliding step level with the platform will improve access for people with bikes, pushchairs or wheelchairs. Merseyrail is inviting cyclists to a briefing…

Pedal Press magazine Spring 2017 issue out now

The latest issue of Pedal Press is now available and can be downloaded from this link: PedalPress-online If you could help distribute printed copies to bike shops etc. please let us know. Contributions welcome. pedalpress@merseycycle.org.uk  

Metro-Mayoral Candidate Asks

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. Please take part by asking the candidates…

Space for Cycling, Rally 22nd April

SAVE THE DATE! 22nd of April is International Earth Day. We want to show how important cycling is to us: We are planning to be part of events that will be held all over the country, coordinated by CyclingUK and organised by local campaigning groups, like MCC. Current thinking is to hold a mass rally…

Woolton Road Cycle Route Consultation

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.

Merseyrail Bikebus, a user report.

During the track renewal work of the Wirral loop Merseyrail are offering a unique service for passengers with bicycles. Please read this report by Paul Rogers, a cycling and bus enthusiast who we are proud to have on our member’s list. You can follow Paul on twitter, his handle is @cyclist13:     Firstly  this…

Wirral Loop Renewal – Update

Success! Merseyrail have finally acknowledged that an important proportion of their customer base want to use bicycles in combination with the trains. We will have a way to cross the Mersey during the track renewal that is not just relying on the ferry service. Please refer to the bike bus timetable here. This is great…

Crossing the River Mersey

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…

MCC AGM 2016

All welcome! 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)…

Liverpool City Council Connectivity Road Schemes

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/