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Bike Life survey published

Sustrans has just published its Bike Life survey. It shows that there is a significant appetite for cycling in the Liverpool City Region as well as the demand for more and better cycle routes.
69% of residents support the creation of safe, separated cycling routes to encourage more people to ride bikes more often, particularly for shorter journeys. Two thirds of all journeys taken in the Liverpool City Region are less than three miles, but right now, around 50% of these are still taken by car.
The survey is representative of all Liverpool City Region residents, not just those who cycle.
Download the Bike Life report HERE

Forthcoming meetings

Merseyside Cycling Campaign Monthly Meeting
Monday 17 February – 6pm
Fodder Canteen, 65a Norfolk Street, Liverpool L1 0BE

Liverpool City Council Active Travel Forum
Thursday 20 February – 5pm
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust, Eaton Rd, Liverpool L12 2AP

Riverside Drive Protest
Thursday 27 February – 3.30pm
At the pelican crossing  point on Riverside Drive between Priory Wood and the entrance to Festival Gardens
Liverpool City Council has announced it is working on a £45 million project, prioritising car travel in South Liverpool.
This ignores the climate emergency, air pollution and  pedestrian and cyclist safety.
The plan is to make Riverside Drive and Jericho Lane a dual carriageway.

Liverpool ‘Upper Central’ consultation

Upper Central is a newly branded area of Liverpool, covering 56 acres in the middle of Liverpool city centre – the area is to be the subject of a draft masterplan to create an international standard gateway site to a £2bn flagship regeneration scheme.
Running from Central Station to Liverpool Science Park and Lime Street to Bold Street, Upper Central is seen as key to the future development of the city’s Knowledge Quarter.
http://www.uppercentral.co.uk

Public consultations:

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Thursday 8 August 2019
1300-1800

Central Station, Liverpool, L1 1QE
Tuesday 20 August 2019
1000-1500

RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Thursday 5 September 2019
1300-1800

CLIMATE CRISIS? Let’s build more roads!

Liverpool City Council plans a dual carriageway along Sefton Street, Riverside Drive and Jericho Lane.
How much of Otterspool Park will be lost? How much more pollution will this new road cause?

Public Information Exhibitions

Monday 22 July 2019 – 10.00-19.00
Spinnaker Suite, The Yacht Club, Liverpool Marina, Coburg Wharf, Liverpool L3 4BP

Tuesday 23 July 2019 – 15.00-19.00
Atrium, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW

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