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Hull cycle and bus lanes here to stay with next review in October
2021-04-14 15:54:00
City councillors are not expected to review Hull's experimental cycle and bus lanes until October. Most of the city's new pop-up cycle lanes have been installed with funding issued by the government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic aimed at promoting alternative means of transport to the car. The funding was made available on the basis that any new schemes would be subject to a review. Work to install Hull's first segregated cycle lanes started in Freetown Way in the city centre last June when bollards were placed along the length of both carriageways from the Ferensway junction to the George Street junction. Around the same time, the city council decided to change the way bus lanes were enforced. To sign up for breaking news from Hull Live direct to your inbox, click here. Heavy traffic in Freetown Way (Image: Richard Addison) Instead of operating just at peak times in the morning and afternoon, enforcement hours were extended to cover the period from 7am to 6.30pm each day. At the time, Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration and planning, said: “As part of the implementation of pop-up cycle lanes, we are extending the operational time of all existing bus lanes in the city centre across the day rather than just the morning and evening peak travel times. “The first step is to extend the times then later in the summer we will be re-lining and marking the routes to make them much more visible for cyclists. “We will also be looking at how we can assist cyclists along the route where there isn’t a bus lane to use. “At this stage, we are not amending any of the waiting, parking or loading restrictions already in place.” In a press
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