Have Your Say – Improving walking and cycling in St Helens

St Helens Council is calling on residents, businesses and community groups to help identify ways of introducing enhanced spaces for people to walk and ride their bikes.

This will ensure social distancing is maintained during essential journeys and exercise during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Since launching the ‘St Helens Liveable Streets’ consultation last week, the council has already received a good range of views on where cycling and walking facilities are needed the most – but is urging even more residents, businesses and groups to have their say online.

It’s easy to raise an issue – just put a pin on the map to raise issues and leave a suggestion on how active travel and social distancing can be achieved. Comments will help the council to secure emergency funding to deliver walking and cycling facilities, and support project delivery in the future.

St Helens is continuing to develop it’s cycling and walking networks. A new Toucan crossing on Boardman’s Lane is being completed this week and improvements to greenway routes at College Street is ongoing.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, Councillor Richard McCauley, said: “The council is committed to introducing more sustainable, healthier ways of travel in our communities – which is evident through a number of recent and ongoing road improvement schemes across the borough.

“Whether you travel by car, bike, foot – or you live or have a business in the area – we want to hear your thoughts to help shape this ambitious project and improve transport infrastructure in our communities.”

The consultation will run until Monday 31st August. To take part, visit https://sthelensliveablestreets.commonplace.is/

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