Hull City Council bags another £400,000 to spend on cycling…

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Hull City Council bags another £400,000 to spend on cycling…

Hull City Council bags another £400,000 to spend on cycling projects
2021-08-03 11:03:00
Hull has been awarded another six-figure sum by the government to encourage more cycling and walking in the city. The latest £411,660 grant from the Department for Transport is the largest single allocation for any local authority in England in the latest round of Active Travel funding. READ MORE: Preston Road building work 'accident waiting to happen' However, the money will not be spent on creating more cycle lanes like those seen in Freetown Way in the city centre and Anlaby Road in west Hull. Instead, it will be used to cover costs associated with drawing up new cycling infrastructure plans and running education campaigns aimed at persuading more people to switch to greener modes of transport. Cycle lanes in Freetown Way, Hull (Image: Peter Harbour – Hull Live) It is also expected to fund more public opinion polls on the various new cycling schemes in Hull. Similar funding to a number of larger combined authorities has been halted because some councils have started to remove pop-up cycle lanes installed last year during the pandemic. They were also backed with government funding. In contrast, Hull's roll-out of new segregated cycle lanes and combined bus and cycle lanes is continuing at pace with the latest schemes being installed in Holderness Road and Beverley Road. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. The construction of the new cycle lanes across the city has so far been funded by £1.4m from the government. The city council is also using a separate funding pot to create a new continuous cycling route linking the city centre with Cottingham. Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “Securing this funding is an essential part of the local authority’s plans to encourage people to choose a more active form of travel. “The additional funding will be used to support people to make more conscious travel choices, and allow us to maintain, monitor and enhance existing cycle lanes. “Thanks to t

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