Thousands have their say on Hull’s controversial…

Thousands have their say on Hull’s controversial new cycle lanes
2020-10-04 04:00:00
Thousands of people across Hull have had their say on the city's new cycle lanes, with some of the most popular responses calling the new scheme “ridiculous” and a “waste of money”. The scheme, which has seen dedicated cycle lanes set up on some of the city's busiest roads, like Freetown Way and Spring Bank, has been controversial since its conception. Councillor Hale previously hit back at the critics and challenged those who blame the controversial lanes for the city’s recent traffic issues. “One problem with these trial changes is the way in which every traffic jam is now the 'fault' of cycle lanes,” he wrote. Click here to read the full article. Hull's Liberal Democrat deputy leader Ryan Langley, meanwhile, said the Labour council had “failed to listen to the people of Hull” about the issues. Some have taken issue with cyclists not making use of the new lanes, while others have commended the scheme and said it could eventually lead to Hull becoming a “cycling capital” like Amsterdam. Now nearly 5,000 people have responded to a survey put together by Hull Live to try and understand what they think about “Hull's green revolution”. Questions ranged from the impact on cyclists and drivers, to the environmental impact and ultimately whether more segregated cycle lanes should be created elsewhere in the city. Most of the questions were formed as statements that responders could agree or disagree with on a scale of one to five, with one being “strongly agree” and five being “strongly disagree”. In total, 4,868 people took part in the survey. Responders said overwhelmingly that the council should not make more cycle lanes When asked if the new cycle lanes were a good idea generally, 63 percent of the 4,826 responders to the question said they strongly disagreed. In fact, only 18 percent of responses either strongly agreed or agreed with the statement by selecting either one or two. Even more people strongly disagreed that the cycle lanes would have a positive impact on drivers, with 74 percent of 4,834 responses selecting the number five. Only 12 percent either agreed or strongly disagreed with the statement. On the environment, 51 percent of peo
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