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
A look at cycling in the city in 2019 – talking to experts and campaigners and finding all is not well for those on two wheels. Also a look at how they did it in Amsterdam and what we could learn from the Dutch.
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 • 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
300 BIKES – Saturday 2 February 2019 11:00-12:00 St George’s Hall, Liverpool L1 1JJ
The aim was to get 300 cyclists together for a show of strength and unity and highlight the desire for improved cycle safety and infrastructure In Liverpool. There was a terrific turn-out, despite the icy conditions.
Cyclists met up at St George’s Plateau and then cycled to Mann Island via Liverpool Town Hall where a quick die-in was held.
The next 300 Bikes event will be on 6th April 2019
A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan is being developed for the Liverpool City Region (LCR). This stems from the Metro-mayor Steve Rotheram’s manifesto commitment to champion the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, to make sustainable and healthy forms of transport safer and more attractive.
This survey is open until the end of January 2019 and I would urge you all to complete this and pass it on to your networks. The next engagement meeting (open to all) will take place on Tuesday the 15th January 2019 from 6.00pm to 8.00pmat Mann Island in Central Liverpool.
Lime Street plans (Adelphi end and St Georges Hall end), which are part of Liverpool City Centre Connectivity scheme, were on show at Central Library on Wednesday, 12 December from 10am to 6pm. Comments (by email or questionnaire) need to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org in early January (January 11th as amended from January 4th on Better roads website although the planning committee date is 8th January – so best to do early!) The Better Roads website confusingly also has original plans that include the cycle track still present, but comments are required on the new plans (as linked above).
A change of time and venue in November. CORRECTION! – CORRECTION! – CORRECTION! Monday 19 November 2018 – 17.4518:00 then you are welcome to stay for the Cycling UK meeting starting at 18.15 followed by a talk by Paul Mountford (Road Stafety Merseyside) CORRECTION! – CORRECTION! – CORRECTION! The venue for the Cycling UK AGM is Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT and NOT as previously advertised here!
Please pass this information on to anybody you know and is intending to come, and please accept our apologies for this late correction. We still hope to have a quick MCC meeting before the CUK event, meet at the Quaker Meeting House.
DoES, 1 The Tapestry, 68 – 76 Kempston St, Liverpool L3 8HL
Liverpool City Council Cycle Forum Wednesday 19 December 2018 – 17.30 – 18.45
Merseytravel Offices, 2 Mann Island, L3 1BP in room GA – 25