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Work is planned to take place in Hull.

Work to refresh cycle lanes in Beverley Road will begin next week

Work to refresh the cycle lanes in Beverley Road will begin on Monday 23 November.

Work will include rebranding the bus lanes and incorporating visible cycle lanes within the existing road network.

Additional signage and green road markings will be installed so that it will connect with the new pop-up cycle lanes installed in Freetown Way, Ferensway and Spring Bank.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration and planning, said: “In terms of the work we are doing in Beverley Road, we are simply reinforcing what already exists. We want the cycle lanes to be as visible as possible so that cyclists can feel safe when using this stretch of road.

“We also recognise that by creating a public environment which encourages cycling will not only improve the health and wellbeing of our residents, but will ultimately help to reduce congestion on our roads, and support our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.”

The work is part of a £3.8m scheme being delivered by Hull City Council to improve cycle routes. The Hull and East Yorkshire Cycle Route Delivery programme has a commitment of £2.7m funding allocated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Government’s Getting Building Fund.

The scheme aims to provide improved continuous, direct, safe and attractive cycle routes linking large residential areas in the East Riding and within Hull, with the employment centre of Hull. The purpose is to make cycling a realistic transport choice for a greater number of people.

Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Luke Hall MP said: “We’re backing the Cycle Route Delivery Programme with a £2.7 million Getting Building Fund investment.

“The project will help improve the health and well-being of the community, while also working to solve key local issues such as traffic congestion and public transport capacity.

“By levelling up sustainable transport infrastructure across the country, we are giving more communities access to greener alternatives.”

Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “We’re thrilled work is getting underway on this Getting Building Fund scheme. Improving cycle infrastructure in the Hull and East Riding is vital to improve links between employees and their places of work, encouraging greener transport options, while improving congestion, the environment and the health of the region.”

The Ashcourt Group have been appointed to carry out the work.

Councillor Stephen Brady
The Guildhall in Hull.