Hull road users have their say on Cottingham Road cycle…

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Hull road users have their say on Cottingham Road cycle…

Hull road users have their say on Cottingham Road cycle lane changes
2021-06-29 19:39:00
Hull road users have had their say on subtle changes made to Cottingham Road after works at the junction with Cranbrook Avenue were completed. The council deployed specialists to investigate the sunken road surface at the junction with Cranbrook Avenue as part of the three phases of planned improvements to the road. Read more: Pickering Park 'open goal' for travellers as residents fed up with city centre divide After the works had been completed, the cycle lane at the junction was found to have been made wider which sparked fury from some motorists. Others have suggested that the changes will actually make the junction safer for all road users with many pointing out that the movement of the stop line before the lights means that there is just as much room for cars as there was previously. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Roadworks at the Cranbrook Avenue and Cottingham Road junction earlier this month (Image: Hull Live) An enraged road user, Attila Tisza, posted on the Traffic and Travel Facebook group: “Cranbrook – Cottingham Road junction is ready now but haven't they forget something? “Again robbed by [one] lane after roadworks finished! Creating bottle necks to have even bigger traffic. “What a Hull is this council doing with these brainless road rearrangin[g]? This will cause another delays from Monday.” Many readers took the opportunity to vent their frustration at the changes. Susan Pinion said: “Cyclist go on the pavement here all the time so a total waste of time. These lanes don't make it any safer either. “They are dangerous. The amount of vehicles that need to cross over them when turning is an accident waiting to happen. These ones are not worth the paint as cars can drive in them anyway.” Mike Baines said: “Hull city council is just killing the city bus and cycle lanes and fines.” Craig Mars said: “Its quite clear that they're trying to create these bottlenecks now for a congestion charge in the city centre. I don't know where this motorist comes last mentality came from.” For the latest traffic and travel news in your area enter your postcode below Anne Richardson pointed out: “If you notice, the line outside of the green bit is broken, which means you can use it if you absolutely need to.” David Haram said: “There always been parking bays and cycle lane before the lights since the mid 90s all they done replaced worn road foundation and resurface, and made the cycle lane legal requirement for passing a cyclist and it's not a solid white line it's broken so you can drive in it but cyclists have right of way.” Amy Badger said: “Not robbed of a lane. Only ever been parking and one traffic lane. Although Cott Road is one of the few roads wide enough to comfortably accommodate parking, cycle and traffic lanes.” Stephen Walker said: “People only used the middle of both lanes down there anyway, so this will actually make it safer for everyone and won't slow it down.”

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