Green Liverpool projects win European funding


Greening projects designed to complement new active travel routes in Liverpool will be funded by a European climate grant worth almost £80,000.

Liverpool is one of just five cities – and the only project in the UK – chosen from a list of 100 to be supported by the Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge.

Image: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Climate innovation agency EIT Climate-KIC judged entries on their potential for environmental and social impact, learning and replicability.

Liverpool City Council will deliver the four greening schemes around the city centre this summer.

The projects are: installing a series of trellis planters to create a green wall; planting hedges between a church and a busy road; trialling an ‘environmentally friendly’ form of paving to improve drainage and biodiversity; and planting native species next to a path set to receive an active travel upgrade.

The council's director of transportation and highways, Andy Mollon, said: ‘Liverpool prides itself on innovation and we’re also looking at a new ways to deliver greener methods in highways construction, so sustainability and how we encourage biodiversity is rooted in everything we do from the materials in our roads to how people travel on them.’

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