The Liverpool City Region Green Sustainable Travel Corridors Project (also called LCR SUD) is a £17.3m project (of which £8.65m is from ERDF) until June 2023 and part of a Liverpool City Region-wide initiative to encourage more cycling and walking.
The scheme aims to deliver a series of cycling and walking upgrades on key corridors, linking housing sites in the Region with employment and training opportunities, to make up the LCR Strategic Cycling and Walking Network. It aims to introduce clearly defined, direct cycleways to utilise off-road, segregated routes in order to encourage increased uptake in cycling and walking in the City Region. It is providing enhancement of green infrastructure, such as the planting of street trees and green walls and significant areas of biodiversity sites will be upgraded as part of the package of measures, including new areas of woodland and wildflower planting.
Liverpool John Moores University delivers complementary measures to promote and incentivise the walking and cycling infrastructure. This has been through sensors and the introduction of a mobile app, promoting the newly introduced cycling and walking network and the biodiversity upgrades and ensures that users have one place to find information and to plan their cycling and walking journeys.
The scheme is being delivered by a consortium of partners across the Liverpool City Region:
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
- Liverpool City Council
- Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
- St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
- Halton Borough Council
- Wirral Borough Council
- Liverpool Combined Authority
The Liverpool City Region Green Sustainable Travel Corridors (GSTC) project is receiving up to £8.65million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.
The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK.
Alongside over €1.5 billion of European Regional Development Fund support for businesses and communities across the North, the government has awarded £3.4 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.