We oppose any plans to make Riverside Drive dual carriageway
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Liverpool City Council have instructed a consultancy firm to draw up a list of “options” to tackle traffic problems on Riverside Drive and to cope with new demand generated by plans for up to 2500 new homes and a major leisure destination on the Festival Gardens site.
A range of options will be considered including making the road dual carriageway, from Upper Parliament Street in town to where Jericho Lane meets Aigburth Road.
A decision is a long way away, but we want to tell the council that residents do not want to live next to a four lane highway.
We oppose this for many reasons including:
It will have a detrimental effect on the quality of life for residents living near Riverside Drive.
Building more roads just encourages more people to drive, leading to more pollution, carbon emissions and road danger.
The Council keep talking about tackling the city’s poor air quality, but this would just make it worse.
We want the council to show real ambition and commit to huge improvements to public transport, excellent provision for cyclists, a car club ,and promotion of car sharing with any new development at the site. This would facilitate a move away from private car ownership, rather than creating a long-term commitment to an increasing and unsustainable volume of traffic on the roads.
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