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.

Women on Bikes crowdfunder

The idea is to encourage and empower women to take part in cycling and learn new skills. It is especially targeted at those women who are less likely to have this opportunity due to cultural diversity. More information at:https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/women-on-bikes-liverpool-2

MCC AGM 2020

The Merseyside Cycling Campaign Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday 5 December at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Zoom link Meeting ID: 714 875 4929Passcode: MCC Chairs opening remarks – Eddy TaylorAnnette Marti (Greenpeace) – Transform Transport campaignSustrans – Liveable NeighbourbhoodsNew Cyclists (Cycle of Life) Cycling Advocacy NetworkLocal campaigns for 2021Proposed new positions including…

West Derby School Streets

West Derby School Streets final design concepts announced

Sustrans has completed its designs for safe school streets at three schools in West Derby. Liverpool City Council will deliver the scheme during the next year.Click on the links below to see the design proposals for each school:St Mary’s CE Primary SchoolMab Lane Primary SchoolSt Paul and St Timothy’s Catholic Infant School and St Paul’s Catholic…

Dr Bike sessions this week

Dr Bike Schedule – 21st-25th Sept  Come and get your bike checked for FREE! At these events you can expect mechanics to carry out a bike ‘triage’ service: fixing minor repairs and checking to make bikes safe and road worthy.   21/09/2020 Britannia Inn 3-6pm  BikeRight! 21/09/2020 Sefton park 3-6pm Cheshire Cycles 21/09/2020 Princess Park…

BIRKENHEAD TO NEW BRIGHTON CYCLE ROUTE CONSULTATION

The first phase of consultation for the Birkenhead to New Brighton cycle route is now live. Liverpool City Region will be undertaking a second round of consultation on the detailed proposals later in the year. For more information (including technical drawings) and to leave comments, follow the link to https://lcwip.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/wirral/details Send your feedback by Sunday 6…

Birkenhead Green Corridor

Wirral Council would like to hear your views on the Birkenhead Green Corridor proposals. Download a PDF of the proposals HEREAn online presentation of the proposals will be provided by members of the project team on the dates provided below. If you would like to take part, register by contacting us at greencorridor@wirral.gov.uk confirming which…

Priory Wood Active Travel Connectivity Survey

Priory Wood is on NCN 56 between St Michaels station and Riverside Gardens. How could it be improved for active travel? Deadline for survey comments 9 August. There are also two forums to participate in on 5 and 6 August. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/priory-wood-2020/

Pop-Up cycle lanes planned for Merseyside

Have your say about where pop-up cycle lanes should be created. On the interactive map you can either click and make a new comment, or you can read existing comments and ‘like’ them. KNOWSLEYhttps://knowsleyliveablestreets.commonplace.is LIVERPOOLhttps://liveablestreetsliverpool.commonplace.is ST HELENShttps://sthelensliveablestreets.commonplace.is SEFTONhttps://seftonliveablestreets.commonplace.is WIRRALhttps://wirralliveablestreets.commonplace.is For more information on existing pop-up cycle lanes and plans for future installations go to our…

Merseyside Cycle Shops Open for Business

Barry’s Mobile Bicycle Maintenance, 07738 114243 [phone to book, priority to key workers]Bernard Bicycles. 260 Smithdown Road, L15 5AH 9.30 – 5.00https://www.facebook.com/BernardBicycles/The Bicycle Lounge, 46 – 48 Moor Street, Ormskirk L39 2AQinfo@thebicyclelounge.co.uk 01695 577 240Bikeology, Smithdown Road 0151 7338799 10.00 – 4.00Bikes & Boards, 170 Banks Rd, West Kirby CH48 0RH. 0151 625 5533The Bike…

LIFE IN A LIVERPOOL BIKE SHOP DURING LOCKDOWN

Bike Shops are important to our communities – what a nice surprise! On Monday 23rd March Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential retailers were being forced to close as part of the Government’s measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.  Giant Liverpool is a family owned independent bike shop and the family were expecting…