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Newsletter number 8 (Summer 2016)

Is now available - download from here (September 2016).



Questions for 2016 PCC candidates

We have asked the four candidates for Merseyside Police Commissioner two questions about road safety:
"(1) Would you support a Safe System approach to road safety, with a vision of zero deaths and life-changing injuries?
"(2) What measures would you support to achieve this?"

As background, candidates were referred to the Vision Zero Merseyside document www.vzm.org.uk.

By 3rd May, answers had been received from candidates John Coyne and Jane Kennedy

Read more here



"Pavements are for People" flyers

Merseyside Police, Wirral Pedestrians Association and Liverpool Pedestrians Association have jointly produced A6 flyers to educate people about the law on parking on pavements and the problems that it is causing. (February 2016)



Pavement parking Bill

In December 2015, the Private Members Bill that would have made it easier for local authorities to stop pavement parking did not proceed. For the time being, the responsibility for stopping pavement parking remains with the Police.



Liverpool Pedestrians Association

A group has been formed in Liverpool. Contact details are:



General election questions and responses

In April 2015, we sent some questions to the 20 General Election candidates for the Wirral consituencies, and received three responses, from
  • David James (Commonsense Environmentalism)
  • Allan Brame (Liberal Democrat)
  • Peter Reisdorf (Liberal Democrat)

Read more here



Newsletter number 7 (Autumn 2014)

Is now available - download from here (November 2014).



Street survey finds pedestrians have to run across a road to cross it safely
A street survey of a crossing point in Dawnstone Road, Heswall, found
  • restricted visibility (only 80 metres in each direction)
  • a wide road (10 metres)
  • speeding traffic (up to 37mph)
  • many motor vehicles do not stop or slow to allow pedestrians to finish crossing.
So, to cross safely requires pedestrians to cross the road at 4.5mph i.e. to run across the road.
A local resident has been told that the location is not a priority for Wirral Council because nobody has been injured there yet. (Nov 2014)

Download the report from here.



Merseyside Police website information on parking on pavements
This has recently been updated.

See A5 flyer or A4 poster (two flyers per sheet).



A Stroll through Hoylake's History
There was a good turnout (despite the weather) to our guided walk around Hoylake, as part of Wirral's Walking Festival (May 2014).









20 mph campaign



Pavement parking campaign


Our vision is that all pedestrians including the most vulnerable can walk easily and safely without illegal obstructions. Sadly, not all drivers share this vision.
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Read more here.



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Newsletter number 6
Is now available - download from here (March 2014).



Our third AGM
This was held on Saturday 12 April 2014 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby. You can download Katherine Culshaw's presentation on the Living Streets / Wirral Council walk-to-school project from here.



Newsletter number 5
Is now available - download from here (November 2013).



Worsening pedestrian and cyclist road casualties in Merseyside
See our Press release and Vision Zero Merseyside document, which we have written jointly with Merseyside Cycle Campaign. These contain proposals to eradicate fatal and serious injuries to Merseyside pedestrians and cyclists (October 2013).



Pavement parking recommendations
We are now putting forward ten recommendations.
Download from here or
Read more here (September 2013).



Newsletter number 4
Download from here (August 2013).



Chris Boardman
At this years Bikeathon, Chris Boardman showed his support for 20mph speed limits (June 2013).




Tesco agrees that driver retraining is needed
Illegal parking by Tesco delivery vans has been getting more and more common on the Wirral, but Tesco has now agreed that driver retraining is needed on the Wirral and is sending a reminder to all Tesco stores re parking.
Read more here (May2013).



TNT apologises for its parking
We sent a copy of our March newsletter featuring TNT's van to the TNT Managing Director, and have now received a written apology from the General Manager of the Deeside depot. All delivery drivers have been shown the photo. Read more here (April 2013).



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