East Riding coucil sent a nice reply to my enquiry about a cycling lane on the A1174 Beverley – Hull.
“With regards to your request for improvement of the cycle lanes between
Driffield, Beverley and Hull, especially on the A1174 from Beverley to
The Council is committed to promoting and encouraging more cycling,
particularly for shorter journeys such as commuting, shopping or school
We have recently introduced numerous cycle schemes around the authority’s
area including facilities between Woodmansey and Beverley, Leconfield to
Molescroft and Beverley Road, Driffield showground to station, the total
cost of just these three schemes was around £500,000.
With regards to a cycle route linking Woodmansey to Dunswell roundabout
along A1174, the council submitted a £2.5m supplementary bid to the
Department of Transport in 2004 for a Beverley to Dunswell Integrated
Transport Bid which induded a package of measures including an off-road
cycle route, however this was turned down. Since then the council has
provided an off-road route from Beverley to Woodmansey village (King
Street) and zebra crossing at a cost of approximately £250,000. Also, as
part of the council’s Local Transport Plan budget road safety schemes have
been implemented, with part of the A1174 speed limit reduction from 40
m.p.h. to 30 m.p.h. which provides a safer environment for cyclists. We
also promote a quieter lane route for cyclists from Beverley along Long
Lane (Route 66/1). Whilst we appreciate the remainder of the route from
Woodmansey village to Dunswell roundabout is not ideal, to date we have
undertaken as much as we can with the available funding.
Transport Policy – Asset Strategy
Senior Transport Policy Officer“
It’s not surprising really, any serious investment in cycling has to come from the top and it appears cycling (and public transport) isn’t a serious priority to our supposedly eco friendly government.
I plan to get more details of contracts and get involved in the cyclist lobby. Theres no harm in providing feedback and maybe influence council policy although I fear I’m far too insignificant.
Still no reply from my MP, I might find out where he lives and hide in a bush outside his house until he appears.