Plans to extend cycle lanes across Southport, including into Birkdale, have come in for heavy criticism from Conservative Council candidates, Mike Prendergast and Lee Durkin, standing in Dukes Ward and Birkdale Ward respectively.
Local Campaigners have been ‘disappointed but unsurprised’ by the announcement this week that
the cycle lane project introduced down Hoghton Street and Queens Road last summer will now be
expanded to include areas of Churchtown, Crossens and Birkdale Village.
At an already difficult time for businesses in Southport, the cycle lanes that have been installed are just another example of how out of touch certain members of Sefton Council are in terms of trading conditions for businesses of all types in Southport.
Our prospective Candidate for Cambridge Ward, Sinclair D'Albuquerque, has blasted the council this week for their callous introduction of cycle lanes into the town centre, specifically those along Houghton Street.
Sinclair had this to say:
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