A major green public realm and streetscape project, which surrounds the Mea Park neighbourhood at Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters, is now complete.
The Greenway, which forms part of the Liverpool City Region Freeport and runs along the north side of Beaufort Road and the east side of Wallasey Bridge Road, provides an attractive and sustainable travel corridor, comprising a walkway and off-road cycle route, for those living, visiting or working in the area.
The Greenway is separated from the road via an attractive landscaped corridor, incorporating sustainable drainage systems, native tree species and a wildflower meadow, and will provide a sustainable boundary to Mea Park.
The whole project has been designed to create a sustainable environment that is safe and easy for walking and cycling, is well connected to surrounding neighbourhoods and the local public transport network, and provides a major incentive to people and businesses looking to invest in the area, into Mea Park and the Liverpool City Region Freeport
Peel L&P’s Greenway project forms a key part of the Wirral Waters Active Travel Action Plan, with the new green travel corridor also connecting to the Wirral Waters Bidston site and recycling centre.
The Greenway project has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and forms part of The Liverpool City Region Green Sustainable Travel Corridors project.
Richard Mawdsley, Peel L&P’s Director of Development at Wirral Waters, said, “The completion of the Greenway project demonstrates Wirral Waters’ commitment to creating a highly sustainable and well-connected place for people to live and work.
“This landscaped streetscape and public realm infrastructure will provide greater market confidence to residents, investors and businesses looking to relocate to the area and will make it easier for new occupiers to walk, cycle or use public transport, enhancing the health and wellbeing of future residents and workers.”
Cllr Tony Jones, chair of the Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee, said, “Already these new cycling and walking paths make the area around Beaufort and Wallasey Bridge Roads seem a more open and attractive location.
“I have no doubt that they will help to attract businesses to the area and contribute to the Wirral Council’s major regeneration plans, of which Mea Park is such an important part.”
Cllr Liz Grey, chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee, added, “Using funding specifically for building up the cycling network this work shows how active travel can also help make an area more pleasant and welcoming.
“This is a route I cycle regularly and hopefully this new active travel route will now encourage more people to walk or cycle and use public transport as we look forward to seeing increased inward investment here.”