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 by creating a mixture of segregated cycle facilities and advisory routes for cyclists. The route has been audited and we will be making changes to make it easier to walk along and this will include removing redundant signs, putting in dropped kerbs and tactile kerbs and working with environmental health to create an obstruction free route. The cycle route will be made by putting in separate cycle lanes, creating cycle routes on quieter streets and improving road crossings. It will link with similar facilities in North Liverpool We are keen to engage with you to make the Access to Bootle the best it can be.

Segregated cycle lanes

These provide a space for cycling which is separate from the road which vehicles would use. The separate cycle lanes will not block driveways to properties. People will not be able to park in the space where the separate cycle lanes are installed as this space is just for cycling.

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.



The access to Bootle route will involve the following roads:

Stanley Road, north of Marsh Lane – segregated cycle lanes will be provided in both directions. The southbound side will use the existing bus lane and parking will still be possible.  A temporary traffic management trial will take place to initially suspend the bus lane for 3 mths.  During this 3 mth period, monitoring and consultation will take place with Merseytravel to consider if the cycle lane measures are retained and whether there has been any impact on removing the bus lane.

Church Gardens – this will be a quiet street.

Merton Road – segregated cycle facilities will provided.

Pembroke Road – this will be a cycle friendly quiet street.

Merton Road /  Pembroke Road – this will consist of a mixing zone.

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

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


Please note that all plans are subject to review and change

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 monitored and adjusted if appropriate

Please tell us your views once the routes have gone in and we have finished our work on them. We may make changes to the way the route has been created based on what you tell us.

All comments can be emailed to