Council wants to hear your views on the burning transport…

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Council wants to hear your views on the burning transport…

Council wants to hear your views on the burning transport issues in Hull
2022-08-11 13:13:00
A citywide survey on transport issues in Hull has been launched today by the city council. Every household in the city will receive a paper copy of the survey through the door from next week. In addition, an online version is also available from today. There will also be a series of face-to-face public events starting from next Wednesday where people can meet with council officials. After the September 30 deadline for replies there are plans for a major summit where businesses and organisations will be invited to discuss strategic transport issues facing the city. Read More: Tapasya Kitchen owner apologises after outlet is handed a zero hygiene score The survey and the summit are part of a pledge by the council's new Liberal Democrat administration to carry out more in-depth consultations with the public on key topics. Transport – and in particular congestion, all-day bus lane enforcement and the recent roll-out of new cycle lanes on some of the city's main roads – was a major talking point in the run-up to this year's council elections. Council leader Councillor Mike Ross said: “We are determined to be a listening council that puts people’s views and needs at the heart of everything we do. This survey is another important step towards doing that. A bus lane on Beverley Road (Image: Hull Live) “From speaking to residents, we know that congestion on our roads is a huge issue affecting everyone, which is why we want to hear everyone’s views. The feedback we receive will help us put the people’s priorities first as we build a transport network that works for all who use it. “We are making it easy for everyone to have their say by completing the survey online or looking out for the survey that will be landing on their doormats from next week. I urge everyone to take this opportunity to shape the future of Hull’s roads.” The big questions The survey includes a series of questions with multi-choice answers for people to complete. The top five highlighted by the council today are: How do you feel about public transport in the city? Have the new cycle lanes encouraged you to cycle more? Are our roads getting more or less congested? How well were you consulted about these many significant changes? What did the council get right, and what needs to be better in future? Among the first questions is one asking people whether they think various aspects of Hull's roads have got better, stayed the same or got worse over the last two years. Issues range from the congestion and the condition of road and footpath surfaces to the reliability of bus services and the availability of parking. Traffic congestion is a regular sight at the National Avenue junction with County Road North. (Image: Hull Live) People are also being asked whether the safety of cyclists and pedestrians has improved. A section on cycling covers issues from difficulties experienced in crossing busy roads to litter and broken glass being left on cycle lanes. On all-day bus lanes, the council is asking whether the enforcement hours should stay as they are in both directions or revert back to only being operational at peak times in one direction. No individual road in the city is highlighted in the survey although a sectio

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