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Walking and cycling

Have your say on Liveable Streets in St Helens

Help us to identify locations to provide safer journeys by bike and on foot - let us know your thoughts and ideas

We want to gather together a good range of views and create a heat map to help us identify where cycling and walking are most desired and needed.

We really want everyone’s input, not only people who are already travelling actively, but who would like to. 

Walking

Walking can easily be added into everyday life and provides loads of benefits. It’s a great stress reliever and helps you lead a healthier lifestyle.

Incorporating walking into your daily routine can be really simple, even if you start walking to the train station or the kids to school. Useful walking information is below.

  • St Helens' Healthy Living Team provides free walks throughout the borough.
  • The Parks For Life page has information about walking routes in Sherdley Park, Mesnes Park and Taylor Park.
  • You could also use WalkIt to plan your journey. It enables you to see routes other people have come up with along with adding your own. It gives you all the information on timings, calories burned and distance for each route.
  • Living Streets is a national walking charity which offers resources and advice on walking, including their family walk to school kit and 20 tips to help you walk.

Cycling

Cycling is an easy way to incorporate low-impact exercise into your daily routine. Bikes are cheap to run, easy to maintain and cycling provides one of the most reliable ways to travel. It helps to combat obesity, ease congestion and produces virtually no pollution or noise.

Some top tips from Sustrans:

 

There are many accessible cycle routes in St Helens as well as the Liverpool City Region (LCR). Useful cycling information can be found below.