Hull City Council roads update for 2022 with big plans…

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Hull City Council roads update for 2022 with big plans…

Hull City Council roads update for 2022 with big plans for the New Year
2021-12-27 16:00:00
Hull City Council has revealed its key objectives to get residents out of their cars and onto the city's bus network in 2022. The ambitious list of priorities for the local authorities includes simplifying existing routes, flexible and simpler prices for journeys and exploring a rapid transit route between the city centre and Kingswood. For the latest traffic and travel news and headlines, click here. The Council said it is working with local bus companies Stagecoach and East Yorkshire on developing a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) as part of a programme to improve bus services across the city. Councillors believe that getting people on to buses and other mass transport is the answer the the city's congestion problems. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Rapid transit is a dedicated route for guided buses or buses that runs in a similar way to a tram (Image: East Yorkshire Buses) The key objectives of the BSIP 2021/22, which covers the period 2022 to 2035, include: A review of all key roads to ensure buses are prioritised and have free flow, improving frequency, journey times and cost value. A review of the service provision to key industrial, health and entertainment/leisure areas, with the aim of providing new or improved services to locations that are currently hard to reach on public transport, including for shift and night-time workers. A review of the bus network with the aim of simplifying routes and increasing commercially viable bus frequencies on key routes to foster a “just turn up” approach. Working towards implementing a carbon-neutral fleet by 2035. Continuously seeking to encourage flexible and simpler prices. Ensuring passengers have a seamless experience when planning journeys and travelling, especially by bus and rail via Hull Paragon Interchange. A review of the parking strategy and links with park-and-rides. Establishing a performance framework that links to sustainable city outcomes. Exploring the feasibility of a bus rapid transit system on an identified route between the city centre and Kingswood. The study set to look into the new bus-only express route between Hull city centre and Kingswood was revealed by Hull Live in October this year. If considered feasible, the city council and bus operators say they want to see it up and running up before 2035. The aim to create what would be Hull's first ever bus-based rapid transit service has been included in a new long-term strategy mapping out how bus services should develop over the next 14 years. Rapid transit is a dedicated route for guided buses or buses that runs in a similar way to a tram. It has full and exclusive priority on the route and looks and feels like a tram service, often with double-length buses. For the latest on traffic and travel in your area enter your postcode below Councillor Dean Kirk, said: “Whilst ongoing improvements are made to the bus fleet in Hull, consideration must be given to the number of people a single bus can move as opposed to a private vehicle. “We want people who live in, visit and travel around the city to choose a more sustainable form of travel, and providing a reliable and efficient bus service is critical to achievi

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