Seven new cycle lanes for Liverpool in £4m plan

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson is asking city council cabinet to approve the proposal that will created 65 miles of cycles lanes across the city. Tony McDonough reports

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Liverpools is to establish 65 miles of pop-up cycle lanes


Seven new pop-up cycle lanes are to be introduced on 65 miles of Liverpool roads under a £4m plan.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson is asking city council cabinet to approve the proposal that will add to the pop-up cycle lane already established along two miles of West Derby Road from the city centre to the east of Liverpool.

The segregated lanes will be introduced over the coming weeks and months as a response to the COVID-19 impact on people’s travel plans, with the aim of connecting cyclists to the city’s permanent cycle network The seven popup routes will be:

  • Route 1 – West Derby Road – Kensington – city south.
  • Route 2 – Sefton Park to city centre –Sefton Park perimeter – Sefton Park Road – Kingsley Road – Crown Street – Hall Lane – University Hospital.
  • Route 3 – Liverpool Loop North: Bootle New Strand – Bank Hall – Vauxhall – city centre.
  • Route 4 – LCWIP North:  East Lancs – Townsend – Breck Road – city centre.
  • Route 5 – LCWIP East: East Prescot Road – University Hospital – London Road – city centre.
  • Route 6 – LCWIP South (University Route): Gateacre – Woolton Road – Wavertree – Lawrence Road – Crown Street – Myrtle Street – city centre.
  • Route 7 – Liverpool Loop South: Hale – Speke Boulevard – Garston Village – Aigburth Road – city centre.

Funding 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: “This terrible disease has meant we had to change how we live our lives overnight. Now it’s time to change the way we live in our city for the future.

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“These pop-up cycle lanes will 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.”

To promote cycling in the city the Mayor of Liverpool is inviting councillors, businesses and the public to come forward with ideas on how to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians. You can post views by clicking here or ask questions via email:

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