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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.

Pedal Press out now!

Follow the link to read our newly published Pedal Press!

Wirral Track Closure, Skyride, etc.

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…

Have your say on improving cycling on routes within Liverpool

Please reply to merseysidecyclingcampaign@hotmail.co.uk by Monday 21st December! If you use any of these routes and have any comments/issues from your experiences please let us know so that we can collate and forward your comments to Karen Stevens (Liverpool Cycling Officer) for inclusion in the new cycle audits for these routes, or alternatively email Karen but copy…

Liverpool Propensity to Cycle – Hackday

We are organising a hack day for 23rd of January. This is targeted at hackers with an interest in mapping, as well as planners and of course cycle campaigners. The idea to this event developed after Dr Robin Lovelace’s talk on the CycleNation Conference we hosted in October. Please find more details over on eventbrite,…

New traffic lights for Liverpool

We survey our readers: [wwm_survey id=”374″]

MCC AGM for 2015

The AGM this year will be on 28th November, see the events calendar. Details about speakers etc. will be announced soon.

Opinions on Cycle Strategy and it’s implementation

In a recent council meeting (1st October 2015) of the Regeneration, Housing & Sustainability Select Committee Andrew Barr, a council officer who is the Divisional Manager (Highways & Transportation) gave a statement on the cycle strategy of Liverpool. The minutes of that meeting can be found here. Our member Ian Downing gave this as his opinion to Andrew Barr’s…

CTC and Cycle Nation conference, this Saturday!

The preparations for the autumn conference of CTC and Cycle Nation, and hosted by Merseyside Cycling Campaign are finished, with the finalization of the agenda and speaker list confirmed. All the information for the conference including the agenda and talk presentations can be found on the conference page.  

“Share the Road” – Event at Guild Hall

We are having a table at the “Share The Road” event held at the University today. If you come and decide to join our campaign, there might be a little present in it for you, who knows. Details from the organisers: Share the Road Event – Thursday 1 October 11.30-2pm Bring yourself and your bike…

The MCC google group

We had some requests to join our google group (merseycycle@googlegroups.com). My apologies, I found that the group status had been set ‘ex directory’ – and could not be found by a search. This has now changed: If you want to join the google group, please follow these steps: Go to http://groups.google.com and search for ‘merseycycle’. In the…