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Hull’s crazy new crossing gets an extra word added by vandal
2021-10-23 12:23:00
A potty-mouthed vandal has defaced one of Hull's controversial new pedestrian crossings. The eye-catching crossings that sprung up on Market Place and Anlaby Road got the city talking and not always for positive reasons. The 'Nudge' crossings have been installed as part of a nationally funded project which will see studies taking place in Liverpool and Hull. For the latest Hull City Council headlines, click here. It is the second week of their experimental installation which was due to take place in January but was delayed due to the pandemic. The crossings have been on the receiving end of criticism since their installation and now one vandal has taken their protest further by defacing the artwork on the Market Place installation. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. The crossing in Market Place has been given some unwanted attention (Image: Andy Stamp) The vandal has added the word “yours” to combine it with the upward arrows. One comment on the Hull Live traffic and travel page said: “Ah I see Hull City Council have improved the wording to be more consistent with the area.” Speaking at the opening of the Market Place crossing last week, Cllr Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transport at Hull City Council, said: “It's not to everyone's taste and we appreciate that but it's not cost the city anything and if it makes people cross the road safely or it encourages more people to cross safely then it can't be a bad thing. “There will be fact finding afterwards so we'll go back and look at the data from the last two years and we'll see if it has encouraged any more people to use it.” Ruth Gore, of Safer Roads Humber, said: “The psychologists involved have actually shown that if you give people more visual clue to what to do, particularly say here in the old Town where people come on a night out, if you make the crossing brighter and have more clues on the pavement then hopefully people will be more likely to use the crossing. The bizarre and colourful new crossing being laid in Market Place in Hull city centre. (Image: Facebook) “Our aim is to get people to do those extra few steps and use the crossings which is better for them and for the drivers because they'll know where the pedestrians are going to be and it will hopefully keep everybody safe.” Phrases such as “Whitwoo”, “Oof”, “Get You”, “Looking Good”, “Wow”, and “Love it”, however have left the women's campaigners less than impressed. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will a

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