Council hits the road to get feedback on £45m transport scheme
A roadshow begins tomorrow (Tue, 11 Oct) for the public to comment on a multi-million pound transport revamp of Liverpool city centre.
The £45m scheme includes eight major projects that will transform how people move around the city centre by foot, bike, car, coach and bus.
More than 250 people have already filled in an online survey (http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/lccconnectivity) since it was launched last Thursday (runs until 6 Nov) and now Liverpool City Council is hitting the road for four public consultation events on:
1. Tuesday, 11 October – Public Consultation: Central Library Location: Central Library – Ground Floor Atrium – Horseshoe Area Time: 10am–6pm
2. Wednesday, 12 October – Public Consultation: Church Street Location: Gazebo outside Lloyds Bank Time: 10:30am-6:30pm
3. Thursday, 13 October – Public Consultation: Mann Island Glass Atrium Location: Mann Island, Glass Atrium Time: 10:30am-6:30pm
4. Friday, 14 October – Public Consultation: Lime Street Station Location: Lime Street Station Time: 7:30am – 6:00pm
To be completed before the end of 2019, the proposed eight LCCC projects are:
1. St George’s Plateau – New Event Space: To be created by reclaiming northbound lanes of Lime Street increasing current event capacity.
2. The Strand: New four lane highway, new north-south cycleway, enhanced animation of public space and road enhancements to improve pedestrian links from waterfront to the Commercial District and main retail area.
3. New City Bus Hub: To be established near Queen Square bus station accompanied by a new bus routing strategy that will cut congestion and pollution.
4. New City Coach Park (location TBC): New off-street layover facility and rest area for drivers and reduce congestion in the city centre.
5. New Canning Dock Bridges: Four new bridges will be created to link Salthouse Quay (opposite Albert Dock) with Mann Island opening up land for future development.
6. New Moorfields entrance: Upgrade to the public realm on Moorfields to enhance the quality of arrival in the Commercial District from the station.
7. Brownlow Hill: Upgraded public realm and new cycle links from Lime Street station to the Knowledge Quarter, which is undergoing a £1bn renaissance.
8. Victoria Street/ Tithebarn Street: Will see public realm upgrades plus introduction of new two-way cycleway from Lime Street station to the waterfront via Hatton Garden and Tithebarn Street.
The LCCC scheme is receiving £38.4m from the Local Growth Fund with local match funding of £6.3m.