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 Public Rights of Way Strategy


We want to hear your views about the Liverpool City Region Rights of Way Improvement Plan (2018-2028).


Public Rights of Way are routes over which the public have a “right of passage”. They exist as public highways providing the public with a right to use a defined route to travel from one place to another. These rights of way are both a significant part of our heritage and a major recreational resource. They enable people to get away from roads used mainly by motor vehicles and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the countryside within a large area of the Liverpool City Region (LCR), to which they would not otherwise have access.

The consultation for the Liverpool City Region Rights of Way Improvement Plan is now underway. This joint plan has been prepared by the six LCR local authorities and Merseytravel on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to improve the local network of public rights of way for everyone to use.

Copies can be viewed at council one stop shops and public libraries across the Liverpool City Region. You can download the draft plan on the link below:

ROWIP 2 2018-2028 consultation draft.pdf 

Please give us your comments here

If you wish to submit more detailed evidence or comments you are welcome to email these to

All comments received will be considered before the final plan is prepared and published. The consultation period will end on 29 September 2017.

For further information and if you wish to have a hard copy of the document sent to you please contact:


John Smith

Programme Development Officer

Merseytravel, Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN

Phone: 0151 330 1307


We look forward to your comments. Thanks.



Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
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