A city-wide programme to clean Hull’s cycle tracks has begun.
Hull City Council workers have been busy trimming shrubs and grass verges, litter-picking, sweeping and removing large items from last week, in a bid to encourage more cyclists to use the designated cycle routes.
The cleaning of the city’s cycle tracks including Stepney Lane, Wiltshire Road, Summergroves Way and Oak Road will take place on a three-week rota.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for street cleaning services at Hull City Council, said: “During these uncertain times, we want residents to feel as comfortable as possible when travelling around the city. This is why we are implementing a regular inspection of all cycle tracks to ensure they are fit for purpose.”
Cyclists are also reminded they can use the bus lanes at any time.
It comes after the council’s deputy leader, Councillor Daren Hale, claimed the city was experiencing a cycling renaissance.
In February, the local authority developed a 10-year cycling and walking infrastructure plan to upgrade key routes and improve cycle paths for residents across the city.
Work to improve these routes will begin in June, with the council allocating £950k over the next year to re-sign, relabel and repair and extend key cycling routes.
The work will include creating more space for cyclists and clearly marking all cycling routes in green.