About the Priory Wood Active Travel Connectivity Project
Liverpool City Council has commissioned a project to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists through Priory Wood, near St Michael’s railway station, without encroaching on or damaging the wood. The project is part of a series of interventions across Merseyside within the European Union and Liverpool City Region funded Sustainable Urban Development Programme.
This part of the project is seeking solutions for improvements to the active travel connections between the Festival Garden site and St Michael’s Station and on to the wider Aigburth area. We are hoping to get people’s thoughts on how we can improve the access to and through the wood along the existing path.
It is important for us to ensure that this access is suitable for everyone including families with small children, those using a larger non-standard cycle, people that use mobility aids or who are blind or partially sighted as well as people with learning difficulties. This might mean changing the existing entry features and gates, developing a way of separating the bikes from other users, improving the signage and generally making the space more welcoming.
Priory Wood currently has a path that takes you between Southwood Road and Riverside Drive and we would like to improve this as much as possible within the existing constraints and without altering any of the lovely woodland.
Map of Priory Wood showing the route of the path.