Cyclists in and around Liverpool city centre are set to benefit from more cycles paths and improved signage after the North West Development Agency approved a £640,000 European Regional Development Fund package of works.
The Liverpool Cycling Strategy project, which is being led by Liverpool City Council, aims to overcome existing barriers preventing people journeying by bike.
The project will involve:
- The construction of seven cycle routes to complete the city's network
- Completion of cycle facilities such as missing links with existing cycle routes, directional route signage, cycle parking and crossings
- Proactive promotion of cycling to residents, schools and businesses
The project aims to reduce journey times for cyclists, improve links with public transport, provide a viable alternative to car use and improve access to key sites of employment, education and main public transport interchanges.
The funding will also be used to set up Cycle Speke, a pilot project to promote cycling. Speke already has some good cycling infrastructure and this project will make further improvements to make it even easier to get around by bike. Residents, community groups, schools and businesses will all be encouraged to get involved.