More journeys made by bike
MORE people are joining in Liverpool’s
cycling revolution. The latest figures show that there was a 10.2%
increase in the number of journeys made by bike within the City in 2015.
And the annual progress report:- 'Liverpool Cycling Revolution – Cycling
Strategy 2014 to 2026' to the Regeneration Housing and Sustainability Select
Committee on 27 October also notes that a number of improvements have been made
to Liverpool’s roads to benefit cyclists.
These include new toucan crossing and pre-green cycle signals in the Project
Jennifer scheme, an improved right turn on Hope Street, as part of the National
Cycle Network, plus a new toucan crossing, at Netherfield Road South.
Further improvements for cyclists are planned in the business district, at Earle
Road/Upper Parliament Street, along Regent Road and through the City Centre
connectivity scheme, currently being consulted
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport,
said:- “We have set ambitious targets in our strategy to get more people
cycling and the latest figures are very encouraging.
A rise of more than 10% of journeys made by bike is a significant increase in
the number of people travelling by bike. This is good, not only for their
health, but for their pockets.
And with more cycle friendly schemes being introduced in the highways network we
can look forward to further increase in cycling in Liverpool.”