Holderness Road visual two
A computer-generated image of the new crossing at Sculcoates Lane

New Holderness Road crossing improves safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Work to install a new pedestrian crossing in Holderness Road has now been completed.

The new crossing, at the junction with Southcoates Lane, will increase safety for pedestrians using this busy thoroughfare.

A route for cyclists travelling east out of the city has also been installed on the pavement so that a lane for traffic turning right into Southcoates Lane can be maintained.

The work has been funded by Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, which was first announced in May 2020 to help councils reallocate road space for cyclists and pedestrians.

Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “Using the Government’s Active Travel Fund, we are making walking and cycling a more realistic and safe way for people to commute and travel in the city.

“There was previously no safe crossing at the junction of Holderness Road and Southcoates Lane. Thanks to this targeted intervention, people can now cross this busy road easily and safely.”

Hull City Council has been allocated more than £1m from the Active Travel Fund, which has brought about the creation of new cycle routes, and a refresh of existing ones, in major routes such as Beverley Road, Freetown Way, Spring Bank, Ferensway and Holderness Road.

Cllr Kirk said: “This new crossing is just another part of our ongoing programme to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists across key roads in the city, and encourage sustainable and active travel.”

“We would like to thank motorists for their patience as this work has been carried out.”

 

Jean Bishop, Hull’s Bee Lady, centre, who opened The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre.