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Liverpool. The World in One City. Liverpool City Council Progress through Partnership The CATCH Project. Huw Jenkins Transport Policy Liverpool City Council. Background to Liverpool. Major port city on NW coast of UK Population of 440,000 20th century - decline City of renaissance

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The World in One City


Liverpool City Council

Progress through Partnership

The CATCH Project

Huw Jenkins

Transport Policy

Liverpool City Council

Background to liverpool
Background to Liverpool

  • Major port city on NW coast of UK

  • Population of 440,000

  • 20th century - decline

  • City of renaissance

  • Capital of Culture 2008

Liverpool s involvement with catch project
Liverpool’s involvement with CATCH project

  • Project partner

  • Adding value to regeneration and LTP initiatives:

    • City Centre Movement Strategy

    • Air quality management in the city centre

    • Cycle training initiative

    • Pollution monitoring - University of Liverpool (CIMS)

The city centre movement strategy
The City Centre Movement Strategy

  • Problem

  • Areas of dereliction and neglect

  • Conflict between pedestrians, public transport freight and through traffic

  • Areas of poor visual quality

  • Areas of inaccessibility

  • Unfavourable conditions for walking and cycling

The city centre movement strategy1
The City Centre Movement Strategy

  • Aims

  • Improve accessibility in City Centre

  • Create people friendly City Centre - safe, clean and attractive

  • Make best use of the City Centre transport assets

  • Improve architecture and townscape

The city centre movement strategy2
The City Centre Movement Strategy

  • Delivered by a range of partners

  • Funded through LTP, Objective 1, NWDA

  • Packages of area-based measures

  • CATCH supporting walking and cycling improvements

Cycle training initiative
Cycle training Initiative

  • Government transport funding covers capital, not revenue expenditure

  • Training, publicity, education etc. cannot be funded through Local Transport Plan

  • High levels of cycle ownership, but low levels of cycle use

  • CATCH developed innovative pilot

Cycle training initiative1
Cycle training initiative

  • 70,000 euro initiative

  • Funding matched with staff time and road safety ‘bid’ funding

  • Provide cycle training for adults and children and local health sector referrals

  • Targeted at schools with travel plans, health sector and deprived communities

Air quality management areas
Air Quality Management Areas

  • Local Authority must assess air quality

  • Nitrogen Dioxide emissions exceed prescribed levels

  • Air Quality Management Areas declared

    • Liverpool City Centre

    • Approaches from M62 motorway

  • Major source of pollution is transport

Air quality management
Air Quality Management

  • Air Quality Action Plan must be produced

  • Must take forward options for improving air quality

  • Must link with other strategies including second LTP for Merseyside

  • Air Quality a ‘shared priority’ for the Department for Transport

Air quality action plan
Air Quality Action Plan

  • HGVs and buses a major cause of NO2 emissions

  • Need to encourage sustainable forms of transport (e.g. Park and Ride, Merseytram, travel plans)

  • Reduce emissions from vehicles (e.g. cleaner buses, Quality Contracts)

  • Investigate feasibility of Low Emission Zone

Problems and issues
Problems and Issues

  • Need to reduce impact of traffic in a city undergoing rapid change

  • Improve traffic movements along key roadways e.g. from M62 motorway

  • Old ‘dirty’ buses with engines left idling

  • Social inclusion implications of banning older vehicles

  • Particulate traps increase NO2 emissions

The cims programme
The CIMS programme

  • European and national guidelines and instruments exist for measuring air quality.

  • Centre for Intelligent Monitoring Systems (CIMS) at University of Liverpool

    • undertaking research into development of innovative pollution monitors

    • monitoring using CCTV cameras throughout the city

    • monitoring pollution along bus routes


  • CATCH project adding value to Local Transport Plan and to the regeneration of Liverpool

  • Importance of drawing together different work streams

  • Demonstrating importance of partnership approach to tackling urban problems

  • Tackling one problem can create a new problem