Hull cyclist hit by car says changing bus lane rules…

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Hull cyclist hit by car says changing bus lane rules…

Hull cyclist hit by car says changing bus lane rules would make roads safer
2022-07-13 10:13:00
A Hull cyclist who was hit by a car has said rules on lane use could be changed to make them safer. Jagoda Serafin, 35, told LDRS she felt there should be changes to when both buses and bikes can use shared lanes in and around Hull. She added that while her accident was not caused by a bus, she felt unsafe having to share lanes with them. Ms Serafin was one of two Hull road users who spoke to LDRS about bus and cycle lanes. It comes amid ongoing debates about the rules covering bus and cycle lanes. Read more:More roadside adverts could swell council coffers Bus lanes are currently closed to all traffic except public transport and cyclists. Cllr Mike Ross, leader of the ruling Liberal Democrats on Hull City Council, has said he personally favours restricting bus lane enforcement to peak times. The move would see cars allowed to use them for the rest of the day. Hull's cycle and bus lane network includes ones which are solely used by one or the other and ones that are shared. Hull's all day bus lanes are controversial (Image: Hull Live) Ms Serafin said she typically cycles around 30 miles a day from her home to the city centre for work. She said: “I live near the hospital and I usually get around on my bike. “It's not safe going around Hull on a bike, I've even had a crash with a car on mine. I was riding my bike in the cycle lanes one day on my way home but a car driver decided to turn into the lane and it hit me. “Thankfully it wasn't serious, I only had one scar on my leg but it was still a nasty experience. The bus lanes would be much safer if they were only open to cyclists at certain times. “It's dangerous riding in them as buses go past, it's unsafe. Buses are so much bigger than cars, it's scary riding next to them. “Some drivers don't drive very safely either, some don't seem to be able to de

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