Lydiate – Why this short stretch of Coppull Road with no pavement?

I’ve taken to doing a lot of cycling and walking around the Maghull & Lydiate area over the past year or so and you do see things from a very different perspective than when sat in the comfort of a car.

For instance why on earth when walking down Coppull Road do you need to trek over a grass verge, walk in the road or have to cross the road to the opposite pavement due to it being laid out with no footway for a short stretch? My photo illustrates:-

But it’s worse than that actually as the opposite side of the road is the junction with Barnes Drive!

A similar situation replicates a little further down the road where another grassed central reservation has no pavement at the edge of it either.

Oddly though taking a step back towards Haigh Crescent (behind the camera which took the photo above) there are pavements at the edge of the central reservation greens.

The estate was laid out many years ago so were there some cost cutting measures that led to the pavement problem, or was it because the building was done when cars were few are far between so pedestrians walking in the road was commonplace?

I have raised this matter with Sefton Council Highways Dept.

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