More than £40,000 (€49,000) has been raised through a crowd-funding drive, allowing the “Friends of the Flyover” campaign to move forward in transforming the disused flyover for local residents. Campaigners aim to install cafes, markets, shops, recreation areas and community gardening projects along the length of in the centre of Liverpool.
Additionally, the flyover will carry a pedestrian and cycle path to connect areas in the north of Liverpool with the city centre and link various cultural sites in Liverpool’s heritage quarter. Liverpool City Council is supporting the campaign, whose central argument is that the cost of demolishing the flyover is far higher than refurbishing it for communities nearby.
“We are delighted that so many people have supported this idea and that we’re now in a position to move forward with the next stage of the flyover,” said Kate Stewart, co-founder of the campaign. “We’re also grateful for the support of the council and the many local and national businesses that have become involved financially and by giving time and expertise.”
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This publication first appeared on European Mobility week website.