Consultation on experimental traffic changes to Kingsley Road

Start date: Monday 20th December 2021
End date: Monday 20th June 2022

What are we consulting on?

Kingsley Road Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO)

A 6 month consultation has started on experimental traffic changes to Kingsley Road, Toxteth. 

As part of a £1.3 million investment to the road, a temporary one-way system, a 20mph limit, and a cycle lane have been installed, in addition to resurfacing works.

We are now seeking views on these alterations, to establish if they are to be made permanent.

The one-way arrangement (northbound between Princes Avenue and Upper Parliament Street) has been established to create more road space to provide formalised parking areas, avoiding parking obstructions in the cycle lanes.

The cycle lane will provide safe segregation for cyclists, connecting the route with Princes Avenue Boulevard to the south and Crown Street/Oxford Street to the north.

The proposal also maintains the zebra crossing facility, taxi provision to the south, provides blue badge parking by the health centre, loading provision for the convenience store to the north and bus stop provision. The parking provision which alternates between the east and west side of the road will reduce traffic speed.

The ETRO came into operation on 20th December 2021 and can only stay in force for a maximum of 18 months while the effects are monitored and assessed.

You can view a plan of the proposal below. The concept design map and physical features plans may not be accessible to users of assistive technology, but you can arrange to view in person or speak to someone to discuss (details below).

You can also request to view a copy of the proposed ETRO, the plan and statement on the council's reasons for proposing to make the ETRO in person by emailing nevil.basnett@liverpool.gov.uk.

How to comment

There will be a virtual presentation in the new year for residents, stakeholders and the wider community to engage in, which will include a Q&A session. We aim to host a number of in person public drop in sessions once Covid restrictions are relaxed.

If you wish to comment or make an objection you should send the grounds for your objection or support in writing to either address above, or email nevil.basnett@liverpool.gov.uk.

Please quote the reference LS/RT/NRB/ETRO/TM3655/2052.3510 in your correspondence.

The closing date for comments and objections is Monday 20th June 2022.

What happens next?

Any suggested changes will be considered, and where appropriate can be made, monitored, and assessed before deciding on whether to make the proposal permanent.

Further information

If you require more information, please email nevil.basnett@liverpool.gov.uk.