Local councils have received government funding to install temporary cycle lanes. They have eight weeks (from 6 July) to spend the money on these schemes. This is a very tight timescale and there is a worldwide shortage of wands. The pop-up lanes will be rough and ready, and not perfect. There will be further government funding this year to produce more cycle lanes.
Liverpool City Council provided its own funding and has already installed two pop-up cycle lanes:
Route 1 – West Derby Road – Kensington
This route has now been installed using continuous barriers. These barriers are to be replaced with filled cannisters which will look better and allow pedestrians to cross the road more easily.
Route 2 – Sefton Park to City Centre –Sefton Park perimeter:
Sefton Park Road – Kingsley Road – Crown Street – Highgate Street – University hospital.
This route has been mostly installed, with Sefton Park perimeter still to be done.
There is a problem with cars being parked in the lane on Kingsley Road and double yellow lines have been installed to prevent this. (see our parking in cycle lanes page)
Download a PDF of Liverpool’s planned pop-up lanes HERE
Download our map of the Sefton Park to West Derby Road lanes installed so far HERE
Further routes to be installed:
Route 3 – Liverpool Loop North: Bootle New Strand – Bank Hall – Vauxhall – City Centre
Route 4 – LCWIP North: East Lancs – Townsend – Breck Road – City Centre
Route 5 – LCWIP East: East Prescot Road – University Hospital – London Road – City Centre
Route 6 – LCWIP South (University Route): Gateacre – Woolton Road – Wavertree – Lawrence Road – Crown Street – Myrtle Street – City Centre
Route 7 – Liverpool Loop South: Hale – Speke Boulevard – Garston Village – Aigburth Road – City Centre.