Liverpool to invest £2 million in up to 100km of pop-up cycle lanes to aid coronavirus recovery

The new cycle lanes will be along key routes into and within Liverpool city centre

Liverpool city centre (Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The Mayor of Liverpool has green lit £2 million to improve cycling within the city by introducing up to 100km of pop-up cycle lanes.

The investment will help the city's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, with the UK Government encouraging local councils to improve walking and cycling infrastructure as public transport will be operating well below capacity as people adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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