Southport Emergency Active Travel Route

We know that getting to Southport town centre for work, shopping or leisure is a priority for our community. We need to make sure that town centres are well connected to local communities by walking and cycling.

We are helping people to get to and through the town centre by walking and cycling and have created a mixture of segregated cycle facilities and advisory routes for cyclists. . The route is made up of streets and spaces which have been made more people friendly by making some changes. 

The north / south route in Southport town centre involves the following roads:

Queens Road – through traffic has been restricted which makes the street quieter for people living along the street and also better to walk and cycle along.

Hoghton Street – Segregated cycle lanes have been provided on both sides of the street. A Mixing Zone has also been introduced on Hoghton Street. 

Chapel Street, Tulketh Street and Wesley Street – Share with Care Space

Talbot Street – (Eastbank Street to Portland Street) –Quiet Street. 

Talbot Street – (Portland Street to Duke Street) – Quiet Street.  

Talbot Street – (Duke Street to Belmont Street) – Quiet street.  

Explanations for each measure can be found below:


Segregated Cycle Lanes

These provide a space for cycling which is separate from the road which vehicles would use. 

Quiet Street

A quiet street is one where people will not be able to use the road as a through route by car. This is done by putting in a measure to manage traffic, called a modal filter, (usually near to a junction) in the road. For example, the modal filters may be one-way for people driving and buses (if on a bus route). Modal filters allow people to walk and cycle as they normally would and the street will be quieter because the through traffic is removed. This could mean that your driving route may change and you may have to take a different route to access your property.

Share with Care Space

This is an area that is shared with people walking and cycling and we will be encouraging people to take notice of the other people in this area.

Mixing Zone

A mixing zone allows a cyclist who wishes to turn right at a junction the opportunity to manoeuvre safely into the right turn lane by means of an advanced give-way for approaching vehicles.


Please see downloads below for more information

Southport Leaflet

Simple Plan of Southport Routes

Talbot Street General Arrangement Plan

Chapel Street, Tulketh Street & Wesley Street General Arrangement Plan

Hoghton Street General Arrangement Plan

Hoghton Street Parking Plan

Queens Road General Arrangement Plan

Southport Town Centre General Arrangement Plan

We appreciate that travel using public transport is difficult with social distancing restrictions and we hope to encourage walking and cycling as an alternative to car use by providing access routes to Southport town centre to link with other routes. We appreciate this is particularly important in that there are 17,660, 12 to 17-year olds living in Sefton and 28.5% (or 33,592) of households in Sefton do not have access to a car or van (2011).

These measures will be subject to ongoing monitoring and adjusted if appropriate.