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.

Regent Road cycle lane update

The Regent Road cycle lane was almost completed 18 months ago, with the serious omission of the planned traffic lights on the Bascule Bridge.The narrow width of the bridge meant the cycle lane could not continue across it, and the lights were to allow cyclists to cross the bridge safely.Without the lights, cyclists have to…

Cycle lane scrapped and Liverpool loses funding

In a stroke of true genius, Councillor Daniel Barrington had the inbound pop-up cycle lane on West Derby Road removed before waiting for evidence from his own review. The government’s response was to halt funding to Liverpool for other active travel schemes. To prove that irony is not dead, Councillor Barrington is Cabinet Member for…

Sefton walking and cycling consultations

Closing date 27 June Please add your comments to these three consultations: • Southport Walking and Cycling Routes; Hesketh Park to the Plough Roundabout and Birkdale to Hillside Roundabout• Crosby Coastal Path, new and upgraded cycleway and footway• Your Road and Streets https://yourseftonyoursay.sefton.gov.uk/yourstreets/

Consultations – Liverpool – Halton – Sefton – St HELENS

Liverpool Pop-up cycle lanesThe proposed routes are:Route 4 – East Lancs Road – City CentreRoute 5 – East Prescot Road – City CentreRoute 6 – (University Route): Gateacre – City CentreRoute 7 – Liverpool Loop South: Hale – City Centre https://liverpool.gov.uk/cyclingconsultationClosing date 24th March 2021. Halton Runcorn to Daresbury Cycle Routehttps://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/cyclehaltonClosing date 4th April 2021.An…

sPark It across the Liverpool City Region

Transition Liverpool CIC (Community Interest Company) is part of the Transition Network and strives to bring communities within the Liverpool City Region (LCR) together through green projects. Having recently become a CIC our priority is to help support diverse communities across the LCR to make the necessary changes within their personal and civic lives to…

LCR Active Travel Commissioner Update

Hello pedalling people. It’s about time I put some thoughts on paper for you tireless campaigners in these dystopian times. The role of Active Travel Commissioner couldn’t have been stranger since the outbreak of Covid. Talk about a rollercoaster!!! Where to start?At the beginning of 2020 I went on a field trip with academics from…

Pop-up cycle lanes in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council identified two initial cycle routes, forming an arc from Sefton Park to West Derby Road. This list was later expanded to seven routes, shown on the map. In the town centre, they announced Bold Street and Castle Street would be pedestrianised.Despite an initial delay caused by a nationwide demand for plastic bollards,…

Liverpool Wheels for All Co-ordinator wanted

Focusing on the development and delivery of Springfield Park Wheels for All and the delivery of the Bike Buddy programme with disability partners across Liverpool . From Jan 2021 to Jan 2023. https://cycling.org.uk/latest-news/we-are-recruiting-liverpool-wheels-for-all-co-ordinator

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…