Southport Cycling Town
Southport has been a Cycling Town since 2008 and since
then, we have been working to encourage more visitors and residents
to enjoy cycling around the town.
The Cycle Town Project had 3 key themes:-
- To encourage cycling for Tourism and Leisure -
through the development of a high quality cycle network around the
seafront area, access to the Sefton coast and the development of
links to the town centre.
- Regeneration – there are 2 main areas of
regeneration within the town, the Marine Park area on the seafront
and the area to the east of the town around Kew. It was proposed to
serve these areas with a number of high quality cycle routes. A
programme of targeted marketing and promotion would back up the
development of these routes.
- Schools – getting the cycling habit at a young
age is vital and the aim was to have 15% of secondary school
children cycling to school by 2011. There would be a particular
emphasis to encourage teenage girls to cycle as they are less
likely to participate in physical activity.
The three year Cycle Town programme has now ended however some
of the results from the project are available so have a look at our
success and achievements.
Southport Cycle Town has now evolved into VISIT Sefton and West
Lancashire. All new information regarding cycling in
Southport will now be put on the new VISIT website so
why not take a look and let us know what you think.
Last Updated on 3/18/2013