Work has started to transform a historic boulevard in the Toxteth area of Liverpool that will boast a cycling first for the city.
Contractors for Liverpool City Council are now on-site at Princes Avenue and Road to embark on a £4m scheme featuring a unique cycle path along with the central reservation.
Contractor NMCM (formerly North Midland Construction) are set to install the 1km long cycle path within the central reservation - a first for Liverpool. The six-month long scheme is set to be completed in the summer of 2020.
The scheme’s aim is to improve pedestrian and cycle connectivity between south Liverpool and the city centre, with the plan to install a new Citybike station along the route.
The works come as the city council this week announced that work on another new cycle lane is to begin next May, on Lime Street, with another on Regent Road, along the north docks, to complete in Spring.
The city council, which recently declared a climate emergency and is developing a Clean Air plan, is holding a series of creative engagement events with the local community on the design elements around the new open spaces, with more to be held in mid-January 2020.
The new cycle path would also form an extension of a new ‘green corridor’ to Otterspool that is due to be delivered in the next 12 months. The URBAN Green UP project has £3.4m of EU funding to install and test three ‘green corridors’ across the city, which was a key recommendation in the city council’s Strategic Green and Open Spaces Review.
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