New active travel crossing installed in Hull

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Hull City Council has completed work on a new pedestrian crossing to increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on the Holderness Road.

Funded through the Department for Transport’s emergency active travel fund, the new crossing includes a route for cyclists travelling east out of the city. 

Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, Hull City Council, said: “We are making walking and cycling a more realistic and safe way for people to commute and travel in the city.

“There was previously no safe crossing at the junction of Holderness Road and Southcoates Lane. Thanks to this targeted intervention, people can now cross this busy road easily and safely.”

The council has been allocated more than £1m from the active travel fund, which has resulted in the creation of new cycle routes, and a refresh of existing ones.

Kirk added: “This new crossing is just another part of our ongoing programme to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists across key roads in the city, and encourage sustainable and active travel.”

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