Works to transform Hull’s off-road cycle lanes

Works to transform Hull's off-road cycle lanes

Works to transform Hull’s off-road cycle lanes

Works have taken place across the city to transform and improve Hull’s existing off-road cycle lanes.

A dedicated team has been put together to carry out regular inspections of the city’s cycle tracks.

Cycle lanes affected by the works include Stepney Lane, Duesbury Street and the Hornsea cycle track.

Hull City Council have said they will all benefitting from regular sweeps to ensure they are safe for cyclists.

It comes as Hull bids to become a cycling city by installing pop-up cycle lanes in key routes across the transport network.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for street cleaning services at Hull City Council, said:

“As the council’s plans develop to transform the city’s transport infrastructure into one that puts cycling at the heart of it’s network, we wanted to support this by ensuring our existing cycle tracks are fit for purpose.

“The team will be working on inspecting the cycle tracks, removing and trimming overgrown vegetation and clearing waste and debris which can often litter these off-road cycle lanes.”

Work to install segregated cycle routes is also underway.

This will ensure that cyclists can feel safe on the road, after the Government pledged to support authorities in their plans to become more cycling-friendly.

During and immediately after lockdown, Hull saw a surge in people using cycling as an alternative method of transport, and as residents opted to use a greener form of travel as a result of reduced traffic on the roads.

As such, Hull was granted an Active Travel Grant which is being funded by the Department for Transport.

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