National recognition for the condition of Hull’s pavements and footpaths

Hull has been named as the ‘Most Improved Authority 2016 – 2017’ for achieving the biggest year-on-year improvement with its continued investment in pavements and footpaths across the city.

The National Highways & Transport (NHT) Public Satisfaction Survey recognised that the biggest improvements for Hull arise from the provision, condition, cleanliness and direction signposting of its public rights of way, and the investment in the fabric of city’s pavements and footpaths and in the city centre public realm. This together with the extension of pedestrianised areas and frequency of street cleansing, have played a significant part in the public’s view of the pavements and footpaths in Hull.

Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder economic investment, regeneration and planning, said:

“I am delighted that we have been recognised for the work we are doing to make Hull a much more attractive and accessible city for walkers and cyclists.

“Hull’s physical infrastructure has undergone a transformation beyond recognition. We have worked hard to improve our roads and pavements in all parts of the city, as well as our £25m investment in the city centre public realm which has improved city centre streets and public spaces, refurbishing historic and architecturally significant sites.

“The city has witnessed a cultural transformation embedded in its physical infrastructure, and I am working with cabinet colleagues and council officers to increase investment in our highways over the next few years and expect to see further increases in public satisfaction as a result.”

The council will has been recognised as the most improved authority for:

• Pavements & Footpaths
• Pavements & Footpaths (aspects)
• The condition of pavements
• The cleanliness of pavements
• Direction signposts for pedestrians
• Cycle parking

Garry Taylor, the council’s major projects and infrastructure manager will be attending the NHT network conference on Thursday 23 November to collect the awards and address an audience of members including the transport minister about the development of Hull’s ever-changing landscape, and how it forms part of the city’s long-term cultural strategy.