Residents, businesses and other stakeholders have a week left to have their say on proposals to alter the operating times of Hull’s bus lanes.
An online survey is available for people to give feedback on which routes in and out of the city, with bus lanes they use, how and when they use them and to provide views about the bus lane operating times, including on the proposals to return them to peak time only.
Should the proposals be implemented, the bus lanes would operate from 7-9.30am inbound and 4-6.30pm outbound. Outside of these times, they would be open to all traffic.
Councillor Mark Ieronimo, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “We would like to thank all our residents who have completed the survey so far and that have taken the opportunity to attend one of the six drop-in sessions that have been held around the city during June and July.
“This consultation has been undertaken to ensure we meet the statutory guidance set out by the Department for Transport, which requires us to engage with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders on any proposals to implement, amend or remove an active travel scheme, such as bus lane operating times.
“We would encourage anyone who has yet to have their say to complete the survey before the end of the month.”
Upon completion of the consultation, a report will be produced for consideration by the cabinet and a decision will be made in October.
The consultation runs until Monday 31 July, with the online survey available to access by visiting the council’s People’s Panel, here.
Every completed People’s Panel survey is entered into a prize draw to win up to £250 in high street shopping vouchers. Simply leave your contact details at the end of the survey.
All answers are anonymous and remain confidential.
You can also view the survey, as well as the drawings for the proposals, on Commonplace.
If the Cabinet grants approval in October, a traffic regulation order (TRO) will be made, followed by a formal objection period of 21 days. Should no objections be received, the aim would be to implement any new bus lane operating times in the New Year following changes to any signage.