Off-road cycle lanes transformed as part of cycling city plans

Work to improve existing cycle lanes has been taking place across Hull.

A dedicated team has been put together to carry out regular inspections of the city’s existing off-road cycle tracks.

Cycle lanes including Stepney Lane, Duesbury Street and the Hornsea cycle track are all benefitting from regular sweeps to ensure they are safe for cyclists.

It comes as Hull bids to become a cycling city by installing pop-up cycle lanes in key routes across the transport network.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for street cleaning services at Hull City Council, said: “As the council’s plans develop to transform the city’s transport infrastructure into one that puts cycling at the heart of it’s network, we wanted to support this by ensuring our existing cycle tracks are fit for purpose.

“The team will be working on inspecting the cycle tracks, removing and trimming overgrown vegetation and clearing waste and debris which can often litter these off-road cycle lanes.”

Off road cycle routes in Hull

Off-road cycle routes have been cleared

Work is currently taking place across the city to install segregated cycle routes to ensure cyclists can feel safe on the road after the Government pledged to support authorities in their plans to become more cycling-friendly.

The funding from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Grant came after the city saw a surge in cycling during the lockdown period, as residents opted to use a greener form of travel as a result of reduced traffic on the roads.

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