Roadworks in place in Hull.
Roadworks are taking place in Hull.

Have your say on safer cycling measures in Anlaby Road

Plans to install safer cycling routes in Anlaby Road are being proposed.

In a 12 hour traffic count which took place in June this year, nearly 2,300 two-way cycle journeys were recorded.

And in order to make the route safer, the scheme will incorporate slightly wider cycle lanes and introduce flexible bollards on some sections of road to provide physical segregation between cyclists and motorists.

Additional proposals include converting some of the existing advisory cycle lanes to mandatory, joining up sections of existing bus/cycle lanes with new sections of cycle lane, improving junctions to define the areas where cyclists ride and make them more visible to drivers and green branding and bike symbols will be included along these routes.

A new section of cycle and bus lane will also be installed between Pease Street and Park Street westbound.

Existing car parking within the area will remain unaffected.

The proposed upgrade will take place from Ferensway to Boothferry Road roundabout, and plans for this scheme can now be viewed online at Commonplace.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “We know that this is a popular route for cyclists, forming the quickest and most direct link for many journeys by bike. However, it is a busy road and although there are some cycle and bus lanes in place at present which help, it can be daunting, particularly for new or inexperienced cyclists.

“Now we’ve been awarded with the second round of Active Travel funding from the Department of Transport, we can progress with our second phase of safer cycle routes, which includes Anlaby Road.

“We want to ensure that we take into account those who use our roads on a regular basis, and that is why we launched Commonplace, an interactive platform for people to have their say on the new cycle lanes.

“Alongside this, we will also be engaging directly with businesses in the area.”

The work will increase capacity and safety for cyclists and enable more consistent journey times for buses.

It is hoped that the works will encourage more people to cycle in the short term, providing a platform for more extensive works such as new kerb segregated cycle tracks and traffic lights for cyclists, in the future.

Comments on the Anlaby Road scheme can be made up until Sunday 17 January 2021.

An electric vehicle charging point. Picture: Andrew Roberts
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