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Have your say on local cycling and walking improvements

Article date - 22 June 2017

St Helens Council wants to hear your views on how cycling and walking infrastructure can be improved in the borough by taking part in a consultation exercise.
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The local authority has secured dedicated sustainable transport funding from the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Fund to improve the cycling and walking infrastructure in the borough in the next four years to compliment works that have already taken place.

Results from surveys - undertaken across the Liverpool City Region - show that people are more willing to walk and cycle if they have better facilities to do so. Reducing car journeys, especially short journeys, is good for the environment, health, reducing congestion and supporting the local economy.

The proposed improvements will take place in the town centre and the east of the borough –and link into existing cycle and walking improvements to provide a network of routes. Schemes include new and improved on and off road cycling and walking paths, improvements to crossings and junctions and measures to address pinch points for cyclists.

The project aims to increase accessibility, connectivity and safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Residents can have their say on proposals by taking part in an online consultation  or by completing a paper copy of the survey available at the town hall reception or Haydock, Parr or Newton-le-Willows library.

Comments can also be sent to: Transport Planning Department, Town Hall, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email: cycling@sthelens.gov.uk

There will also be a series of roadshow events early next month for residents to have their say, taking place at:

Newton-le-Willows Library: Monday 3 July 2017, 10am - 4pm.

Haydock Library: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 10am - 4pm

The consultation runs until Monday 10 July 2017.