The Liverpool Cycle Forum meets four times a year to talk about the cycling issues in Liverpool and how we can promote cycling across the city.

Suzanne Carr, Groundwork Merseyside circulated a site plan of the gardens to those present. Main points made:

  • Liverpool City Council retain ownership of the gardens section site, and have granted a 99 year lease to the Landtrust, who have subcontracted Groundwork Merseyside to maintain and manage this area
  • There are 4 locations for cycle parking, which will be 5 Sheffield stands at each. Groundwork has no influence over what will be provided
  • Tarmacked routes through the site include the existing route from the waterfront to Priory Wood
  • No link from the existing pedestrian crossing on Riverside Drive to the roundabout is shown on this site plan, nor are the path widths connecting to NCN Route 56. This information is required from LCC Planning
  • The site is a public space but managed privately so the site will have opening times (e.g. dawn to dusk). Councillors Beaumont and Coyne have been on a site visit and said it is a good destination for cycling
  • The site will be opening in May with a formal opening in July 2011
  • There is core funding to support site management and maintenance, but there is a need to raise additional income over and above the core grant in order to further develop the site and facilities and to sustain activities that will promote the site to a local, city region and wider audience

The next Forums will take place at 5.30pm on:

  • Wednesday 8 June 2011.
  • Wednesday 14 September 2011.
  • Wednesday 7 December 2011.

The forum is open to everybody, so if you would like to attend please email transport.policy@liverpool.gov.uk.