Liverpool City Council has given an update on the status of its £47m City Centre Connectivity Scheme works, which started in 2018, but slowed over 2019 due to the Churchill Way flyover demolition and the Old Haymarket bus station planning application.

In good news for anyone who attended our October Cycling and Walking in the Liverpool City Region seminar, we’re excited to see that the plans for the renovation of Lime Street now include a much-requested segregated cycle lane.

Beginning May 2020, Lime Street will be reduced into a single carriageway in each direction, with an expanded public area in front of St George’s Hall, and a widened, boulevard style pavement running the entire length up to the Adelphi Hotel.

The wider scheme also includes a new cycle link along Tithebarn Street, to link Lime Street and the Waterfront (estimated to complete in June 2020), as well as improved pedestrian and cycle routes up Brownlow Hill (estimated March 2020).

Simon O’Brien, Cycling Commissioner for Liverpool, said: “I feel that the Lime Street scheme is truly the start of a new journey for Liverpool.

“As people arrive into our amazing home they will now be able to step off the train and walk or cycle from the station into the heart of the city with ease and comfort. For me it’s a real statement by Liverpool City Council. A people (and planet) first approach. The hub of a new network which will spread out to all corners of our region.”

Read more on Liverpool Express news site.