Three drop-in sessions are being held in Hull this month for people to come along and have their say on transport in Hull.
Members of the public, organisations and businesses are being encouraged to take part in the consultation on Hull’s Local Transport Plan: 2021-2026 Refresh which sets out a number of priorities for the direction of travel.
The three drop-in sessions will take place across the following –
|Trinity Market||Friday 13 May||10am-3pm|
|Paragon Interchange||Tuesday 17 May||8am-2pm|
|Paragon Interchange||Wednesday 18 May||12pm-6pm|
The consultation area in Hull Paragon Interchange will take place in the unit based next to Costa Coffee and in the seating area in Trinity Market.
The way in which people and goods move around Hull is a crucial part of how the city develops in economic, social and environmental terms, and now Hull City Council is now seeking views from the public to understand Hull’s transport priorities.
As part of this wider consultation two surveys have already taken place last year and focused on the active travel aspect of transport, in a bid to understand the current barriers to improving sustainable travel in Hull.
The latest survey findings showed that 70 per cent of respondents would be able to travel at least 2 – 3 miles on a bike, and 80 per cent say they would be able to travel at least 2 – 3 miles by foot.
The survey also revealed that 43 per cent of those who are considering switching to more sustainable forms of transport for shorter journeys would do so to help the environment.
Garry Taylor, assistant director for major projects, culture and place, said: “Over the last year we’ve carried out two transport-focused surveys in a bid to understand how people in our city choose to travel, and how we can improve modes of sustainable transport for people from all walks of life.
“The feedback that we have received will ensure that the Local Transport Plan takes everyone’s needs into account and will help the local authority to make sure this future transport plan is focused on the right priorities and actions.”
The aim of the LTP is to provide and develop a safe and efficient transport system with greener alternatives including improved public transport, cycling and walking, and the provision of electric car charging points, in a bid to reduce pollution and congestion and enable more active travel.
To take part in the consultation here or text ‘panel’ to 60030.
By taking part, you will be entered into a prize draw to win prizes of £500, £250, £150 and £100 in high street shopping vouchers.