Thu 18 June 2020
Work has started on installing Liverpool’s second pop-up cycle route as part of a £4m programme.
The city council has already installed the first route, connecting West Derby Road and Kensington to the city centre. The second will run from Sefton Park Road via Kingsley Road, Crown Street and Hall Lane before ending at the Royal Hospital in the city centre.
The temporary four-and-half-mile route is one of seven across the city which will create a 65 mile long network. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week. The seven routes are:
The city council’s cabinet recently approved a £4m fund to create the segregated pop-up cycle lanes, which will be phased in over the coming weeks and months as a response to the Covid-19 impact on people’s travel plans.
A key aim of Liverpool’s new pop-up routes is to connect people to the city’s permanent cycle networkFunding for the pop-up cycle lanes is to be sourced from the council’s highways investment programme and via the Active Travel Grant established by the Department of Transport.
A further £100,000 has been identified to invest in upgrading infrastructure for Liverpool’s existing CityBike hire scheme.
Simon O’Brien, Liverpool’s Cycling Commissioner, said: “These pop-up cycle lanes are going to allow everyone to have a real choice of how to get around Liverpool. It’s also an amazing opportunity to test out the permanent network of cycle lanes that the Mayor has asked me to help create in the next few years.”
SOURCE: LBN DAILY