Project Centre Meets Simon O’Brien
Following a recent project win to provide two point-to-point cycle routes within the Merseyside region, our Manchester office welcomed Liverpool City Region cycling and walking commissioner Simon O’Brien, who visited the team and shared his vision for cycling throughout the region, a vision shared by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.
The two routes are located within Wirral and Halton and encompass around 20km of new and upgraded cycle infrastructure, including rest areas and cycle hubs.
The Wirral project provides a link from the existing facilities on the A41 in Birkenhead, through the town centre and out to New Brighton, through Liscard and Wallasey. The route takes in commercial and residential areas, providing much needed improvements for cyclists and also providing links to the existing National Cycle Route 56 along the waterfront.
Within Halton the new and upgraded cycle infrastructure will provide links from Runcorn town centre through to the existing facilities on the A56, providing commuters and leisure cyclists with fully integrated routes. There will also be a new route that will provide safer facilities to allow cyclist to visit the historic Norton Priory Museums and Gardens, continuing onwards to join the existing National Cycle Route 82.