A protest campaign over poor walking and cycling safety
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Walking and cycling safety in Merseyside
NewsDemonstration outside Regional Authority
Twenty demonstrators showed their concern about poor cycling facilities at the December meeting of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Dec 2018)
Poor Merseyside road casualty figures continue
The latest figures from the DfT database (for 2017) show Merseyside still bottom for pedestrian safety and very poor in other areas.
Read more (December 2018)
August 2018 Newsletter now published
https://www.wacm.org.uk/files/wacm_news_aug_2018.pdf (August 2018)
Demonstration outside Liverpool Town Hall
A dozen demonstrators expressed their concerns about poor Liverpool road safety at the July meeting of Liverpool Council (July 2018)
Demonstration outside the City Region Authority meeting
Members of pedestrian and cycling groups distributed leaflets outside the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting to show the concern around Merseyside that little is being done by the Metro-Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Combined Authority to stop another 96 road deaths, improve air quality and make roads safe for children to walk and cycle to school. (May 2018)
Merseyside Police leading the way on pavement parking
The Police have updated their website, issued a media release, and are distributing information cards in conjunction with community groups. Read more (March 2018)
16 December 2017 Newsletter now published See here
including the Declaration of every child’s right to safe & healthy streets
23 November Newsletter now published See here
Liverpool is the worst of the metropolitan boroughs for pedestrian and cyclist casualties.
Report on the Hillsborough disaster
The patronising disposition of unaccountable power was published in November 2017. It describes the abuse of power and how it continues - as is well known by those volunteering on road safety in Merseyside - see here.
Latest Newsletter now published
Merseyside road casualties remain poor - still worst in the country for pedestrians and child cyclists.
Local Journeys Strategy for the Liverpol City Region
The Strategy was agreed by the Combined Authority in September 2017. It is another inadequate strategy. (October 2017).
Road safety malpractice by Wirral Council
After 9 months, there is still no response from Wirral Council regarding concerns of malpractice in road safety - see here (September 2017).
Concerns about the LCR Road Safety Strategy
Three community groups have jointly written to the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner and the Merseyside Metro Mayor with serious concerns that the new regional road safety strategy will do very little to reduce road casualties. See here. (September 2017).
See also older news at https://www.wacm.org.uk/102.html.
Comments:Comments on Version 2
Tim 24 Nov 2017 at 07:58
Interesting and shocking. I have shared this at Merseyside Cycling Campaign Facebook
Comments on Version 1
NorthWalesSaint 6 Nov 2017 at 14:01
When carrying out Community Speed Watch, we have established that in excess of one third of vehicles are exceeding the limit. Is it any wonder the statistics are so poor & cycling is considered hazardous?
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