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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 9 June – 10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00
Green Baltic Mapping Workshop
The Women’s Organisation, 54 St. James Street
Working together to create a map of a sustainable future for the Baltic.
More details on Twitter @SophieP53468320

Wednesday 12 June – 17:30
Wirral Active Travel Forum
Pacific Road Hub

Wednesday 19 June – 17:00
Liverpool City Council Cycle Forum
Merseytravel, 1 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP

ASPIRATIONAL CYCLE MAPPING EVENT

Wednesday 29 May 2019 – 14.00 to 18.30
DoES Liverpool, 1st Floor, The Tapestry, 68-76 Kempston Street, Liverpool L3 8HL

Liverpool City Council cycling and walking officer, Jayne Rodgers, is hoping to develop an Aspirational Cycling Map for the city that ‘maps’ a connected network of routes that local people use to travel around on their bikes. There is already a body of work that has been conducted by Simon O’Brien, the new LCC cycling champion, that identifies a network of routes to connect the greenspaces and highlights some potential low traffic and green corridors. The idea is to overlay Simon’s routes with the existing map data, the corridors identified in the LCWIP propensity to cycle tool exercise and your ideas for connections. 
Map tables will be set out at the event so that people can drop in and tell Jayne all about their ways of getting around and how we can identify appropriate routes that make those ‘missing links’.

GARY MAHONEY MEMORIAL DEBATE

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gary-mahoney-memorial-debate-climate-change-and-the-media-tickets-60921374471

The fifth annual Gary Mahoney Memorial Debate will take place on Thursday 6th June, held in tribute to the exceptional environmental scientist and campaigner Gary Mahoney, who died in late 2014.

The provisional title for this year’s Debate is ‘A Climate of Truth, Lies or Secrecy? – How Climate Change and other environmental concerns are treated by the media.’ 

It will take place in the Pearce Room at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool on Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm – preceded by informal networking as our monthly Green Drinks Liverpool is held downstairs in the Adelphi’s Wave Bar from 6pm.

vote bike

The local elections are on the 2nd May, below is a downloadable letter you can send to prospective candidates to promote the Made to Move campaign in your area.

https://www.writetothem.com/

We all have the right to travel safely but when it comes to walking or cycling on Merseyside roads you or your child are more likely to be killed or injured than in any other area in the country.  In addition to this, traffic, a major cause of air pollution, is killing 725 people per year in the region.  It also causes ill health, linked to heart disease, stroke and cancer as well as asthma and other respiratory illness.   The Made to Move Merseyside campaign, aims to challenge the current political administration to adopt a 15 point plan and truly commit to transform the region for those living within it.

There is also a petition you can sign and encourage your local councillors and MPs to sign: https://www.change.org/p/1000-made-to-move-merseyside

Made To Move

We all have the right to travel safely but when it comes to walking or cycling on Merseyside roads you or your child are more likely to be killed or injured than in any other area in the country.  In addition to this, traffic, a major cause of air pollution, is killing 725 people per year in the region.  It also causes ill health, linked to heart disease, stroke and cancer as well as asthma and other respiratory illness.

On Thursday 25th April (7pm-9pm), we will be launching the Made to Move Merseyside campaign, this will challenge the current political administration to adopt a 15 point plan and truly commit to transform the region for those living within it.  The evening will consist of talks with short films giving an overview of how dangerous it is our roads, the impact a poor road environment has and how we can begin to change this.

We need to build our roads around people, communities and the desire to live without fear of harm or poor health.  Based upon Manchester’s proposal to create a £1.8 billion infrastructure plan, Made to Move Merseyside presents an alternative to the current policies causing the loss of so many innocent lives.

Thursday 25th April
7pm-9pm
Smithdown Social
2a Crawford Avenue
L18 1DR Liverpool

There is also a petition you can sign and encourage your local councillors and MP to sign: https://www.change.org/p/1000-made-to-move-merseyside

MARCH 2019 MEETINGS

MCC monthly meeting
Monday 18 March 18.00
Egg Cafe, Top Floor, 16 – 18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED

Liverpool City Council Cycle Forum
Wednesday 20 March 17.30
Merseytravel, 2 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP

NEW MCC Saturday meeting
Saturday 23 March 9.30
Ryde, The Courtyard, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope St, Liverpool, L8 5XJ
This meeting will be attended by Jayne Rodgers, Liverpool City Council’s new Cycling and Walking Officer. All welcome!

Pedal Press Spring 2019 issue out now

Pedal Press Spring 2019
• Protest and cycle ride
Cyclists are having their say by taking to the streets
• Plans for the planners
The consultants hired to improve the Lime Street area forgot to include cycle lanes – MCC shows them how to make plans
• 15 steps to make Merseyside move
Manchester has a strategic vision and Merseyside needs the same

Pedal Press Spring 2019 can be downloaded here

MCC’s Lime Street plans can be downloaded here