City Centre Connectivity Scheme
Start date: September 2017.
End date: June 2019.
It’s estimated that in the ten-year period running up to 2023 the number of people visiting, living and working in Liverpool’s city centre will have grown 25%.
With this in mind, this scheme will focus on making walking and cycling the first choice for short journeys in the city centre. The work will also reduce car and bus traffic and make it easier and more enjoyable to get about.
The areas that are being considered for improvements under this scheme are:
- St George’s Plateau - a new event space.
- The Strand - a new four-lane highway with a cycleway, and improved pedestrian links between the waterfront and retail centre.
- New city bus hub near Queen Square bus station with bus routing that will cut congestion and pollution.
- New city coach park with an off-street facility and rest area for drivers.
- Canning Dock - four new bridges to link Salthouse Quay with Mann Island and open up land for future development.
- New entrance at Moorfields.
- Brownlow Hill - upgrade of the area and a new cycle link from Lime Street Station to the Knowledge Quarter.
- Dale Street - upgrade of the area and a new cycle link from Lime Street Station to Waterfront.
The LCCC scheme will receive £38.4m from the Local Growth Fund with local match funding of £6.3m. Consultation with stakeholders on the scheme has already begun and a series of public consultation events will begin in September 2016.