A programme of cycling and pedestrian improvements has been proposed for Queens Drive.
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet will decide next week whether to approve funding for the improvements which could see new street lighting installed underneath the Queens Drive – Rice Lane flyover.
According to a report set to be discussed next Friday (13 October), the hope is that by introducing new street lighting beneath the flyover it will make it a more inviting and safer place to walk.
The report is seeking permission to accept £307,010 of Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package (STEP) funding from Merseytravel to undertake the improvement works to Queens Drive, Walton and the surrounding area.
A recent audit carried out by the council, in association with Merseytravel, identified six junctions along Queens Drive which would benefit from improved accessibility.
The six junctions are:
- Queens Drive/ Rice Lane flyover eastern slip roads
- Queens Drive/ Walton Hall Avenue
- Queens Drive/ Prescot Road/ East Prescot Road
- Edge Lane Drive/ Broadgreen Road
- Queens Drive/ Woolton Road
- Queens Drive/ Menlove Avenue
The main objective of the scheme is to deliver a package of improvements to aid pedestrian movements between bus stops at the bus interchanges on Queens Drive at the junctions with Prescot Road, Walton Hall Avenue and Rice Lane.
Merseytravel has asked the council to assist in the delivery of the project by accepting the funding and delivering the work.