beardy wrote:Firstly, the way this policy deprives cyclists of a free passage (no charge for cycles) through the tunnel and effectively forces them to pay for a commercial train or ferry service
Everybody has to pay to cross the Mersey (North of the Runcorn bridge).
It is rather odd that cyclists can get a free passage (in theory) when pedestrians and motorists can not.
Well it is fairly common for cyclists to be exempt from tolls. As for pedestrians, I agree the tunnel should have been built with a good quality adjacent path for pedestrians.