Have your say on Hull's Local Transport Plan

Public views sought on the future of Hull’s citywide transport plan

Members of the public are being encouraged to take part in a consultation to help shape the transport priorities for Hull over the next four years.

The way in which people and goods move around Hull is a crucial part of how the city develops in economic, social and environmental terms, and now Hull City Council is now seeking views from the public to understand Hull’s transport priorities as part of Hull’s Local Transport Plan: 2021-2026 Refresh.

As part of this wider consultation two surveys have already taken place last year and focused on the active travel aspect of transport, in a bid to understand the current barriers to improving sustainable travel in Hull.

The latest survey findings showed that 70 per cent of respondents would be able to travel at least 2 – 3 miles on a bike, and 80 per cent say they would be able to travel at least 2 – 3 miles by foot.

The survey also revealed that 43 per cent of those who are considering switching to more sustainable forms of transport for shorter journeys would do so to help the environment.

Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways at Hull City Council, said: “Over the last year we’ve carried out two transport-focused surveys in a bid to understand how people in our city choose to travel, and how we can improve modes of sustainable transport for people from all walks of life.

“The feedback that we have received will ensure that the LTP takes everyone’s needs into account and will help the local authority to make sure this future transport plan is focused on the right priorities and actions.”

The aim of the LTP is to provide and develop a safe and efficient transport system with greener alternatives including improved public transport, cycling and walking, and the provision of electric car charging points, in a bid to reduce pollution and congestion and enable more active travel.

Councillor Kirk said: “Hull is a small city with tight boundaries, and how we share the road space is a key consideration for the local authority. We appreciate that changes to how people travel may not happen overnight, but our ambition is to build a transport network that works well for everyone.”

To take part in the consultation, please visit the Hull City Council website or text ‘panel’ to 60030.

By taking part, you will be entered into a prize draw to win prizes of £500, £250, £150 and £100 in high street shopping vouchers.


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