Improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, as well as improved capacity on the highway network for motorists across the city, have taken a step forward after Hull City Council appointed a contractor to design several new schemes.
The council has published a decision record confirming the awarding of a contract to Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers Limited. The contractor has been appointed from the council’s tender framework, YORConsult2.
The contract will involve creating designs for infrastructure that is easy, convenient and safe for cyclists, road users and pedestrians alike. It is intended this will provide more options for how people choose to get about the city, helping to reduce carbon emissions, support the local economy and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
The designs produced will be used for consultation and engagement activities that the council will hold with the public, businesses and other stakeholders which will then inform the development of the schemes.
As part of the contract, infrastructure designs will be developed by Pell Frischmann Ltd for the following schemes:
- Kingswood to City Centre
- Clough Road
- Chanterlands Avenue
- Freetown Way
- Preston Road
- Foredyke Stream
- Trans-Pennine Trail.
Councillor Mark Ieronimo, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “From speaking to our residents, including through responses to the Traffic and Transport Survey, undertaken last year, we know that they would like to see the development of high-quality off-road cycle infrastructure and for us to bring forward schemes that provide them with greater choice when it comes to making active travel decisions.
“The appointment of Pell Frischmann Ltd is an important step in the design and development of a number of schemes which will transform the city’s network and encourage more people to choose walking and cycling.
“Once delivered, these schemes will not only benefit the environment and reduce congestion, but also improve the quality of life and well-being of our communities.”
Design development for all schemes will seek, where possible, to limit any impact on the network.
Hull City Council will consult the public and other stakeholders on the detailed plans and designs for each scheme before construction begins.