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Flyover Takeover

We are part-way through our summer 2016 Flyover takeover programme; five Sundays of road closure where the south carriageway of Churchill Way becomes a space for everyone; a temporary stage for performance, dance classes, gigs, urban picnics, cyclists, walkers & the curious – so much has been going on that we’ve written a whole Newsletter about it!  You can read it in full here.
The whole Flyover project is driven by people, activity & desire for a sense of local identity. We believe that working with the community to explore how we engage with our streets, public spaces & one another, we will help Liverpool become a worldleading example of how to create breathing spaces for people in our cities.

In our conversations with the city, we are exploring how the highway becomes a ‘shared space’, where traffic still operates Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays vehicles make way for public realm. Where events & activities simply pop up & ‘plug in’. This approach to democratisation of space for culture & well-being is part of a global movement and works brilliantly in cities like Rio, Paris, Bogota, Boston & New York. We’re delighted to be doing this in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Written by Gather

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