Merseyside road safety failures
Merseyside / national road safety failures
Merseyside road safety concernsSo-Mo project on pedestrian casualties
Merseyside road safety improvements
Taking action on poor road safety
Liverpool City Region Road Safety Strategy 2017-2020
The Strategy was adopted at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting in July 2017.
It can be downloaded from here.
The Strategy is a very poor document.
The stated vision is good, i.e. that there will be
A reduction in the numbers of those killed and seriously injured to fewer than 400 by 2020, with the ultimate vision of a future where no-one is killed on Merseyside's roads and the injury rate is reduced.but it does not contain measures that will achieve that target reduction in casualties.
A joint letter expressing serious concerns has been sent to the Police and Crime Commissioner (Jane Kennedy) and the Metro Mayor (Steve Rotheram) from Wirral Pedestrians Association, Merseyside cycling Campaign and Liverpool Pedestrians - see here - but this has not resulted in any improvement in the strategy. Effectively, the concerns have been ignored.
References See https://wacm.org.uk/28.html. The figures are for 2012-2016 are that Merseyside had a rate 77% above the national average.
 Bristol City Council (2015) A Safe System Approach to Road Safety in Bristol: A Ten Year Plan 2015-2024 download from here
Last updated: 16 Dec 2018