Liverpool City Region Walking and Cycling Index

Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.

Active travel presents a chance to help Liverpool City Region residents permanently change the way they think about travelling and the impact it has on the world around us. And this is vital if we’re serious about hitting our target to reach net zero by 2040.

Every year, walking and cycling in Liverpool City Region leads to:


serious long-term health conditions prevented

£1.03 billion

in economic benefit for individuals and the region

60,000 tonnes

of greenhouse gas emissions saved

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Up to 340,000

cars taken off the road every day

Sharon Edwards smiling outside school

Sharon Edwards, Head teacher

We wanted to make the environment around school slower and safer. The school is on a cul-de-sac. We had lots of signs prohibiting parking but parents parked over zigzags and cars blocked residents’ driveways. It felt very congested and dangerous.

We introduced restrictions at drop-off and pick-up time. We also narrowed the road with chicanes, with 20mph flashing signs.

The street feels so much safer and healthier now. A lot of children cycle, scoot or walk, and there are no obvious issues from displaced parking or congestion elsewhere.

The community is very supportive of the school street. Residents contact us regularly to report any non-compliance. This was the first school street in the region and now other communities want them.

Liverpool Walking and Cycling Index report front cover

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See Liverpool City Region's vision for walking, wheeling and cycling.

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Liverpool City Region through the years

This is the third time we've collaborated with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to survey active travel in the city. 

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