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SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone - Liverpool, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 24.151 W 002° 59.201
30U E 500884 N 5917048
Quick Description: This is one of 1000 cycle path mileposts sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland to celebrate both the millennium and the SUSTRANS national cycle network.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/4/2019 3:48:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM10GG2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This milestone is on national cycle route 56, which primarily connects Chester Town Hall with Liverpool Town Hall via the Wirral and a trip on the Mersey Ferrey.

This Liverpool section also includes an extension of a loop that passes through parts of the city centre through Sefton Park and a return along the banks of the River Mersey. There is also a link from Sefton Park to the Trans Pennine Trail near to Childwall.

SUSTRANS is an organisation that promotes the use of cycles as a green form of transport. A national network of cycle routes is being developed in conjunction with local councils. Wherever possible the routes avoid roads, but in some places have to share the road network.

As part of the millennium celebrations 1000 mileposts were installed at various positions throughout the whole SUSTRANS network.

Sustrans commissioned four artists from the four countries of the United Kingdom to design cast iron ‘Millennium Mileposts’, but each design was spread throughout the network rather than being only installed in the country of birth of the artist.

This English Style milepost was designed by Brighton based Jon Mills, entitled “The Fossil Tree”. The post takes the form of an abstract tree with relief imagery of fossils depicting the passage of time from early primitive creatures to the ultimate demise of fossil fuel driven technology.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
6M CHILDWALL              PROMENSADE
6 1/2M LOOP LINE        ALBERT DOCK 1/2M


Name of road: National Cycle Trail 56

Date placed: Not listed

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