Cyclists urged to use cycle lanes as works continue in Hull

Cyclists urged to use cycle lanes as works continue in Hull

Cyclists urged to use cycle lanes as works continue in Hull

Amid ongoing works, Hull City Council are urging cyclists to make use of the city’s pop-up cycle lanes.

Works to install and improve cycle lanes in Hull are expected to continue until September 2020.

The new segregated cycle lanes have been designed to provide extra safety measures for those using some of Hull’s busiest roads.

Although cycling within the city centre is permitted, cycling on footways contravenes Rule 64 of the Highways Code.

Police will use their discretion, but have the power to enforce against this where appropriate.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said:

“We want cyclists and pedestrians to be able to co-exist, enjoy and access our city together, however there are a very small number of cyclists who are choosing to use the city’s footways rather than the designated cycle routes.

“We expect all cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to use shared spaces respectfully and with consideration for other users, so we are encouraging cyclists to use the designated routes where possible.”

Several areas including parts of Prospect Street, King Edward Street, Jameson Street, Whitefriargate, Princes Dock Street, Humber Street and Humber Dock Street, have now become pedestrian and cycle zones.

This forms part of the council’s plans to ensure that its most popular spaces are both pedestrian and cycle friendly.

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson, from Humberside Police’s Special Operation unit, added:

“These new cycle lanes will provide a safe place for cyclists to ride their bikes and I really hope that our communities make the most of this opportunity.

“Cycling on footpaths can be incredibly dangerous, putting yourself and others at risk of injury, and we will challenge those found cycling dangerously – taking appropriate and proportionate action.

“I encourage anyone planning to travel around Hull on a bike to use these new lanes to help keep yourself and others safe on our roads.”

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