Calls for city centre road closures after woman’s tragic death

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Calls for city centre road closures after woman’s tragic death

Calls for city centre road closures after woman’s tragic death
2021-11-05 19:37:00
A campaign has been launched to pedestrianise part of Hull’s Old Town to keep people safe on a night out. Calls are being made to ban vehicles from travelling along Lowgate on Friday and Saturday nights following the tragic death of Rebecca Kirby, who was hit by a car in the street on Friday, August 27. At the time, friends paid tribute to the Arco worker, recalling her kindness, caring nature and “infectious smile”. For more traffic and travel news, click here. A Facebook page called Action for Lowgate has been set up by those close to Ms Kirby which already has more than 100 followers. Adrian Thompson posted on the page saying: “Action For Lowgate is a site put together to raise awareness of the dangers of pedestrians been hit by a vehicle. “There has been several near misses and one fatality this last month and enough is enough. Tributes to Rebecca Lisa Kirby have flooded in after her tragic death “We all need to get things sorted on this street and protect party goers on a weekend, which is the main thoroughfare of Hull. “What we are proposing is a pedestrian road closures on a weekend from 10pm to 3am Friday to Sunday. “This would not affect road traffic getting onto the main exits as there are three other roads via the bridges. “We would also like the taxi rank been moved from Lowgate to Alfred Guilder Street, where taxis can pick up fares safer, than having to do three-point turns in the middle of the road in a busy area. “We have had the heartbreak of losing someone special to us and we don't want anyone else going through the pain we are suffering. Your Hull Live email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Hull and East Yorkshire direct to your inbox with the free Hull Live newsletters. You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here “Please help us and join our fight. After all the council has a duty to protect its citizens.” City of Hull Street Angels has been calling for Lowgate and the likes of Dagger Lane to be closed for some years. Trustee Carole Fenny said: “We have been asking for these areas to be pedestrianised for some years and want it from 10pm-3am. “There are not just taxis but other cars just cruising which then speed up. “Three weeks before Becky was killed someone else was knocked over and was unconscious outside Atik. “One of our volunteers was bending down to help someone and got knocked over by a car but thankfully she was okay. City of Hull Street Angels returning to patrolling the city centre as pubs and bars reopen after lockdown “We have a duty of care to our pedestrians and visitors. “It will cost nothing and we have devised a route of road closures which would not impact the city centre or

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