Liverpool Council is aiming to get an extra 30,000 people on their bikes over the next three years

Liverpool Council is aiming to get an extra 30,000 people on their bikes over the next three years as part of an ambitious strategy designed to spark a cycling revolution in the city.

Other targets include 15% of residents cycling at least once a month and 10% getting into the saddle every week.

It is hoped the strategy – Liverpool Cycling Revolution – will also help the city to achieve its goal of a 35% reduction in carbon emissions by 2024.

Tim Moore, cabinet member for transport and climate change, said: ‘We want Liverpool to be the fastest growing city for cycling in the country with it becoming a popular, mainstream way of travelling.

‘Already we have a record number of people using bikes and the recent launch of the Citybike hire scheme will increase that figure significantly but we want to build on that by investing in our cycling infrastructure and encouraging more people to use bikes regularly.

‘The strategy sets out how we can develop a network of cycle routes , including cycle lanes, signed routes crossing points and other facilities to create a safe cycling environment. The strategy sets out very ambitious targets but they can be achieved and Liverpool will be a greener, safer and healthier city.’

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