The new opportunities of the Northern Powerhouse are of little use without affordable and accessible transport. With our current transport system, it takes longer to travel from Liverpool to Hull than it does to make the journey from London to Paris.
Our city region public transport network is both costly and time consuming, and planning has too often ignored the diverse needs of disabled people. Women are more likely than men to use public transport, less likely to travel long distances for work and more likely to cycle if the cycling infrastructure is safe. Transport investment needs to deliver access and greater opportunities for all of us.
WE will deliver and implement a transport strategy that works for everyone in Merseyside.
WE will ensure that all transport investments make our region more accessible, and look for ways to provide better transport for people with hidden disabilities.
WE will combat street harassment so that women can travel freely around the city region.