MSP joins the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Local Access Forum

A seat at the table is set to give us, and those in our network, the opportunity to contribute to making walking and cycling a normal part of everyday life.

Did you know, two-thirds of all journeys across the Liverpool City Region are less than 5km in distance, but half of them are made by car?

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority is on a mission to make walking and cycling a normal part of everyday 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.

The pledge being made in tandem with the strategy is to increase cycling and walking across the region. Aligned to that is a vision to build a city region where walking and cycling are the safe, healthy and pleasant choices for local journeys, coupled with a recognition that this must be factored into how new communities are planned and how existing ones are regenerated.

Liverpool City Region Cycling and Walking Survey 2019 Report

This report presents the findings of the online survey to gather views on cycling and walking within the Liverpool City Region (LCR).Information collected on the level of cycling and walking activity, perceptions of safety whilst using roads and pavements (including personal safety), as well as views on measures to encourage more cycling and walking, will inform the next phase of the LCR Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). You can access this report here

In September 2019, an opportunity arose to join the LCR Local Access Forum for the combined authority. This statutory advisory body will contribute to improving the structural environment in the Liverpool City Region. The Forum will influence, make a difference and provide good quality advice to key statutory bodies across England about improving public access and open-air recreation for the benefit of all. Andrew Wileman, Strategic Lead for MSP has been accepted to join this group. We’ll be feeding back from the first meeting and inviting our partners to contact us with any points they’d like to be raised at future meetings.

More information about this exciting opportunity can be accessed here  where you’ll find proposed cycling and walking maps, as well as a wealth of information about future planning.

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