As you’ve probably heard from us by now, cycling and walking are both brilliant for keeping our bodies and brains in great shape and helping us to #ArriveHappy!
They also help to keep our towns and cities healthier and more attractive, with fewer cars and less congestion on the roads.
That’s why the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is on a mission to make walking and cycling a normal part of every day life, and the natural choice for local journeys. The Liverpool City Region Transport Partnership is leading the development of the Liverpool City Region Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, an ambitious strategy that sets out the long-term vision for cycling and walking in our city region.
We want a better, safer, more enjoyable network of paths and pavements to help everyone become an active traveller, and this 10-year plan is going to help us achieve it!
Two thirds of all journeys across the Liverpool City Region are less than 5km in distance, but half of them are made by car!
Steve Rotherham, the Metro Mayor, has pledged to increase cycling and walking across the region. He wants to build a city region where walking and cycling are the safe, healthy and pleasant choices for local journeys and to make sure this is factored in to how we plan new communities and regenerate existing ones.
A well-thought-out route network for cyclists and walkers in and out of our towns and across the whole city region will make LCR a more attractive and desirable place to live, work and visit and is an important part of our growth strategy.
It’s all about making our city region accessible, and giving our residents and communities access to exciting opportunities, whilst encouraging them to get outdoors and get some exercise, which will massively benefit their physical and mental wellbeing.
And it’s not just our bright idea, towns and cities all over the UK are being encouraged by central Government to identify and invest in cycling and walking infrastructure that will bring benefits in the short, medium and long-term, opening up housing, employment, education and retail opportunities, boosting our local and national economies and improving air quality.
We’re already well on our way to becoming a cycle-friendly city region, and this plan is an exciting and effective way to improve our offer even more.
You can help us achieve this vision by letting us know about cycling and walking in your area by completing a short survey which you can access at the link below.
Your views are very important to us. We want you to tell us about what would get you cycling and walking more, so the network we develop is built for you.
The survey is open until the 31st January 2019.
Map of LCWIP new cycling and walking corridors
Please note: this is an indicative map to show approximate locations of potential cycle and walking routes.