A Transport Strategy has been prepared as part of LFC's planning application. It aims to build on steps already taken to improve access to the stadium and is primarily aimed at limiting the number of cars being used by people attending matches.
Recent surveys show that the expansion of the Football Match Parking Zone (FMPZ) has already been very successful in limiting the number of cars approaching the Anfield area on match days. The application proposes only small increase in car parking. All major car parks within close proximity of the ground will be managed by the Club to ensure that only those with a pre-booked parking pass approach the stadium.
The use of buses and taxis will be further encouraged to access the stadium. Taxis will follow an identified route for drop-off and pick-up in the vicinity of the ground, and match day buses will be given areas for pick up along Robson Street. Walton Breck Road will be closed for a fixed period on match days and scheduled buses diverted during that time. The Club will be working closely with bus operators to support their regular scheduled services, and also further promote special match day city centre express services.
Walking forms part of everyone's journey to and from the stadium. The scheduled temporary closure of Walton Breck Road, the new open public space and the enhancements around Anfield Road will give a much improved pedestrian experience around the stadium. New way-finding signs will be provided to help people navigate to and from key destinations, including the bus and taxi drop-off and pick-up zones, the city centre and nearby rail stations.
The coach lay-by on Priory Road will be extended to accommodate additional home-supporter coaches and avoid the need for overspill coach parking in Pinehurst Avenue other than in exceptional circumstances.