Poor weather putting people off cycling more often
HULL: Safety and the weather are the two main reasons why people in the city do not cycle more often, according to a new survey.
Just over 1,200 residents in Hull took part in the survey conducted by the city council.
It found only 7 per cent of those who responded had never owned a bike before.
Poor weather and not feeling safe on the roads were the most common reasons for not getting into the saddle more often.
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A lack of secure parking and a fear of theft were also key disincentives.
The survey confirmed more dedicated cycle routes, secure parking and more information about cycling facilities were the most popular measures to encourage more cyclists.
Lower traffic speeds were also identified as a way of making cycling safer.
Transport scrutiny councillors meet tomorrow to discuss the findings of the survey.
They will also be updated on options for introducing a cycle hire scheme based at the Transport Interchange.