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Active Travel St Helens

Senior couple smiling while on a cycle ride in the countryside
Active travel is all about making journeys by walking or cycling.

The Liverpool City Region Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) sets out an approach to developing a network of high-quality active travel routes across the region.

We have also developed a draft local LCWIP for the borough. This builds on the Liverpool City Region LCWIP by focusing on how to connect key settlements to local destinations.

We are committed to enhancing our regional network through the provision of high-quality local routes so we can all travel more often on foot or by bike, particularly for shorter journeys. We are doing this because:

  • We want to facilitate healthier and happier lifestyles in St Helens
  • We are committed to tackling our climate emergency, with the target of a net zero borough by 2040
  • We want to maximise opportunities for all of our residents to access local services, employment and education

If you want to know more about the draft St Helens Borough Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, we have a dedicated page with all information at sthelens.gov.uk/LCWIP. Our consultation on this is now closed and we will report on the outcome early in 2023.

We will keep this page updated with our latest plans, and provide opportunities for our local communities to help us shape where we should focus our efforts, and provide feedback on proposals.


Our design teams are working on two routes in the borough: Lea Green to Whiston Hospital and Jubits Lane. The routes will include new cycle routes to protect cyclists from other traffic, safe footpaths for pedestrians, reduced speed limits, and safer crossing points at junctions.

We have worked through your feedback on the consultations we held over the summer to formulate improved proposals, and here are the results:

Active Travel St Helens consultation results: Routes 2 and 3 (PDF) [164KB] (opens new window)


Our Active Travel proposed route: A580 East Lancashire Road consultation is currently live until Monday 27 November 2023. An online survey is available to share your views: Active Travel Route: A580 East Lancashire Road Consultation.