By Helen Hunt
The Friends of the Flyover hold festival which showcases their ambitious plans for urban park
Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy a street festival held on a flyover in Liverpool city centre.
Churchill Way was closed off to traffic but open to people who were entertained with music and song in the sunshine.
The event, held by the Friends of the Flyover, was a chance for them to show off their ambitious plans to transform the structure into a new urban park.
The Friends group was set up after the city’s 2012 Strategic Investment Framework (SIF) proposed the removal of the Churchill flyover which runs from Islington, past Central Library and the World Museum though to Dale Street.
Organisers were encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to become a friend and help make their project a reality.
The Friends are proposing turning the roads into cyclist and pedestrian-friendly routes with kiosks and cafes.
Earlier, a spokesman for the group said: “The space will offer the potential for animation activities such as theatre, music, art, cafes, allotments, cycle paths etc, in the same way as New York’s High Line, which has become a visitor attraction in its own right.”
This article first appeared on Liverpool Echo website. On their link there is also a video from the day of the event available.