Cycling strategy in spotlight

Liverpool’s cycling strategy has been discussed with a leading charity which helps people make more journeys by bike, foot and public transport.

The strategy which looks at cycling in the city until 2016, is aimed at encouraging more people to get on their bikes. Among its aims are:

• Developing a safer cycling environment through the continuing investment in the city’s cycle network, with clearly defined routes and good quality facilities.
• Continuing to invest in speed reduction through campaigns such as ‘The 20 Effect’, which supports the on-going work to more than double the number of residential roads in the city with 20mph speed limits.
• Improved road maintenance, integration with public transport and cycle parking.
• Improved cyclist safety through training programmes and enforcement.
• The promotion of cycling through special events, rides and marketing campaigns.

Councillor Tim Moore, cabinet member for transport and climate change, recently met Kevin Peel, Sustrans’ regional development manager (pictured). Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and  organisations so people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

“We had a very positive meeting about the strategy, “said Councillor Moore, “I am very pleased that Sustrans took the opportunity to have a constructive discussion with us  and their views will help us develop the strategy.

“Although the public consultation for the strategy has now formally ended we will still listen to views on how we can develop cycling in the city- all you need to do is contact t us and we will consider your ideas.”