Bootle Emergency Active Travel Route

We know that getting to Bootle 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 into Bootle Town Centre by walking and cycling and have created a mixture of segregated cycle facilities and advisory routes for cyclists. 

The access to Bootle route involves the following roads:

Stanley Road, north of Marsh Lane – segregated cycle lanes have been provided in both directions. 

Church Gardens – this is a quiet street.

Merton Road – segregated cycle facilities have been provided.

Pembroke Road – this is a cycle friendly quiet street.

Merton Road /  Pembroke Road – this consists of a mixing zone.

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.

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

Bootle Leaflet

Simple Plan of Bootle Routes

Stanley Road General Arrangement Plan

Church Gardens & Merton Road General Arrangement Plan

Pembroke Road General Arrangement Plan

Merton Road / Pembroke Road Mixing Zone

Merton Road / Pembroke Road Mixing Zone

Queens Road & Orlando Street Signing Plan (designed to link with with Liverpool City Council scheme)

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 Bootle 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.