Friday 23 September 2022 07:56 AM Liverpool's car free day ends in DISASTER and leads to traffic jams across the ... trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 07:56 AM Liverpool's car free day ends in DISASTER and leads to traffic jams across the ... trends now
Friday 23 September 2022 07:56 AM Liverpool's car free day ends in DISASTER and leads to traffic jams across the ... trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 07:56 AM Liverpool's car free day ends in DISASTER and leads to traffic jams across the ... trends now

City's car free day ends in DISASTER as RAIN puts people off cycling and 'confusing signage' and diversions lead to traffic jams across the town Council closed part of The Strand to traffic yesterday for World Car Free Day Images and video of long tailbacks caused by the closure were posted online Cycling campaigner Andi Armitage described it as, 'How not to do car free day'

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Liverpool's car free day has been branded a 'disaster' after heavy rain put people off cycling and 'confusing signage' and diversions lead to traffic jams.

The city council closed a large part of The Strand to traffic yesterday morning as part of World Car Free Day, with the planned closure due to continue until 4pm with a range of activities set to take place on the road. 

The closure of the road - from Chapel Street to James Street - was designed to encourage people to ditch their cars and find alternative ways to travel, but it wasn't long before large queues of traffic began to build up around the city centre. 

Images and video of the long tailbacks were posted on social media.

The city council closed a large part of The Strand to traffic yesterday morning as part of World Car Free Day. It wasn't long before traffic began to build up

The city council closed a large part of The Strand to traffic yesterday morning as part of World Car Free Day. It wasn't long before traffic began to build up 

Images and video of the long tailbacks were posted on social media by frustrated drivers

Images and video of the long tailbacks were posted on social media by frustrated drivers  

One image, shared by Tommy Joseph, showed traffic at a standstill on Tithebarn Street. He tweeted: 'Surely this many cars being idle with their engines running is having the opposite effect of improving the cities [sic)] air quality?'

Another Twitter user, Jonny, shared a video of a

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