Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can give their views on a proposed £45 million Liverpool transport revamp when a consultation gets underway tomorrow (Thursday 6 October).
Liverpool City Council is calling on anyone who moves around the city to have their say over the next month on eight central projects in the city.
An online survey will go live tomorrow until midnight on Sunday 6 November and will also be accompanied by a four-day roadshow for the public to attend at various locations around the city.
Known overall as the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity scheme (LCCC), the changes are due to be completed before the end of 2019 and will aim to better connect the city and reduce congestion while also accommodating an increase in coach visitors.
Key elements include an extension of Lime Street’s St George’s Plateau and reducing The Strand from an eight to a four-lane tree-lined highway with a north to south cycleway.
A proposed new hub for buses to park and layover in, the repositioning of Queen Square bus station for northbound routes and Paradise Street for southbound routes are also included, alongside plans for the city’s first dedicated coach park.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, says: ‘’With a growing residential population, a huge rise in visitors and £10 billion of major developments in the pipeline, how we navigate around it needs a radical rethink in key locations and some major improvements.
‘’Each of these projects will open up a new world of possibilities to further accelerate the future growth of Liverpool and the wider city region.
“This scheme will make a huge difference to how everyone will moves around the city centre which is why we want to hear as many views as possible, be they pedestrians, cyclists or motorists.”
The LCCC is scheme is receiving £38.4m from the Local Growth Fund with local match funding of £6.3m, and is part of the city council’s wider £250m Better Roads programme.
The survey will be live from Thursday at www.liverpool.gov.uk/lccconnectivity
The following roadshow events will take place around the city:
Horseshoe area, ground floor atrium, Central Library
BID gazebo, Church Street
Mann Island glass atrium
Lime Street Station