Whether your preferred mode of transport is walking, cycling, public transport or driving - the borough of Knowsley provides plenty of travel opportunities.
Within each of these sections, you will find useful information and recommended websites to help you plan your journey and travel in and around Knowsley and the Liverpool City Region.
Below is further general information to support your travel requirements and associated policies that you may find useful.
Travelling on foot
Travelling by bike
- Knowsley's Cycling Map provides local information about on and off road routes in the borough. You can find cycling maps from Merseytravel online. Paper versions can be requested from Merseytravel either by telephone on 0151 330 1253 or from Knowsley Council by e-mail HighwaysEnquiriesand.Complaints@knowsley.gov.uk
- Cycle Maps for all other Merseyside districts; Halton, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral and are also available from Merseytravel. Maps incorporate the Trans Pennine Trail National Cycle Route 62 and its access points.
- General information on cycling around Merseyside can be found on Merseytravel's website.
- New to cycling? PedalAway provide regular weekly rides from beginner to advanced. They have a number of ‘Cycling Hubs’ in Knowsley.
- Adult cyclist training and bike maintenance is available across Merseyside for anyone over the age of 16, more information about this is available from Merseytravel. Regular sessions take place and can provide you with skills to help to look after your bike and improve your confidence, safety and position on the road.
- If you're unsure if cycling is for you then check out Fitforme
- Sustrans cycling charity also offer plenty of advice and support.
- Merseyside Cycling Campaign are a committee of volunteers who deal with Merseyside wide cycling issues and campaign policy. They meet regularly to discuss current issues and planning matters and publish their quarterly cycling newsletter Pedal Press.
- Cycling Works is a Merseyside based interactive web tool which allows you to log information about your cycling journey and set personal goals.
- Knowsley's Bike & Boots project administered by Cycling Projects offers face to face advice, training and support for people considering cycling.
- Knowsley provides regular Wheels for All Sessions in Halewood.
- Looking for a local bike shop? Visit Merseytravel's Bike Shops page on their website.
Travelling by bus
Travelling by train
Travelling by car
Travelling to school
- If your child attends a Knowsley school they may be entitled to a free school bus pass if the statutory walking distance from their school is more than two miles away (aged under 8) or three miles (aged 8 and over). You can find eligibility information on our School Bus Pass page.
- Children with special educational needs or disabilities may be eligible for assistance with travel between home and school. More information about eligibility can be obtained by calling 0151 443 2500 and speaking to our specialist advisors.
- All school aged children in Merseyside school years 5, 6 and 7 are offered road cyclist training through the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership. Please contact your child's school for specific training dates.
- We are currently developing a Local Routes website, which will provide highways information on local schools, crossing points, and much more in relation to travelling to school locally.
Travelling to work
- There is lots of help and advice available to support travel to work by sustainable means. The Cycle to Work Scheme is a national initiative which provides participants with a tax free incentive on the purchase of an bike and equipment. Ask your employer if they participate in the scheme. It’s really easy to join.
- Merseytravel also offer a package of support for new employees accessing employment including travel passes, bikes, maintenance and cyclist training. More information can be found by visiting the website or by calling 0151 330 1848.
- In Knowsley, MerseyCycle offer reconditioned bikes at low costs. These bikes can be purchased for work or leisure. For more information visit their website or call 07738114243.
- Living Streets is a national walking charity, which offers advice and resources for workplace walking challenges.
- Merseytravel's website provides general information about travel by all journey types.
- Knowsley's Highways Map provides concise information on Knowsley's Highway boundaries, Public Rights of Way routes and adopted highway information.
- Road debris or pothole affecting your journey? Contact Tarmac—Knowsley Councils Maintenance Contractor on 0800 023 2334 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To support travel choices in Merseyside, Merseytravel provide a Journey Planner which provides details on routes to work and leisure including walking, cycling and public transport stages of your journey.
- Travel Concessions for People with a Disability - you may qualify for a Merseytravel National Travel Pass if you have certain disabilities which are permanent or are long lasting. The pass will allow you to travel on buses, trains and Mersey Ferries. For more information visit Merseytravel's website.
- A number of walking and cycling clubs host activities in Knowsley. For more information check out our Parks and Green Spaces - Ranger Activities page.
- Don't forget - our Volair fitness centres have a dedicated BMX velodrome.
- Prescot also has its own Prescot Eagle Road Club for cycling.
- For more information and advice about the benefits of being more active, check out the Healthy Knowsley website and the Healthy Knowsley area of this website.
- The Ramblers' Association can advise on places to walk in Knowsley and Merseyside.
- The Merseyside Road Safety Partnership provides a reporting tool for anyone who experiences a potential incident with their bike, such as collisions or near-misses.
- Read the Safer Driving for Work Handbook from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
- For more information and advice about the benefits of being more active, check out the Healthy Knowsley website and the Health section of this website.
- The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England. The route passes through Knowsley close to Halewood Visitors Centre
- For more information on air quality in Knowsley, check out the Air Quality section of this website.
- The British Horse Society is the largest and most influential equestrian charity in the UK with over 100,000 members. Visit the British Horse Society website for more information and membership details.