Kenneth Coffie photo UnSplash - Lime Street station Liverpool

Liverpool Combined Authority has recently applied for funding to establish a Mini-Holland in South Liverpool. In this talk, Simon O’Brien, the Walking and Cycling Commissioner for Liverpool City Region, will explain what a Mini-Holland is and how it can contribute to a reduction of carbon emissions. But Mini-Hollands offer so much more than just a reduction in carbon emissions. They imagine a different future where streets belong to people rather than being given up for cars to be driven and stored on. They imagine safe spaces for children to play and for us all to be able to be more active. Simon O’Brien will touch on other places where Mini-Hollands have already been shown to significantly improve neighbourhoods, such as Waltham Forest, and why the Combined Authority believes that establishing one Mini-Holland is central to the Region’s strategy to convince citizens to shift towards active travel across Merseyside.

We will also screen a short film made by Edge Hill University students that supported the funding bid.

Simon O'Brien 2nd from the left standing with 5 members of Edge Hill staff.


Simon O’Brien is the Cycling and Walking Commissioner of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as well being a BAFTA- and multi-award-winning TV presenter and actor. He’s starred in BrooksideGrange Hill and Coronation Street.  Currently, he is working on a new series of The Great House Giveaway for Channel 4. He has been active in Liverpool and Merseyside, working for active travel and more sustainable transport for more than a decade. 

Webinar was held on Wednesday 26th of April.