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Belfast Bikes scheme extended to CS Lewis territory

By Sophie Inge

Published 30/11/2016

Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

The Belfast Bikes scheme has extended its reach to the city's newest landmark.

The latest docking station to come into operation is at CS Lewis Square in east Belfast, which opened last week.

This brings the number of docking stations in the city to 40 - an increase of a third since the scheme launched in April 2015.

Located 3km from the city centre, the new docking station is the furthest out and marks the first phase of the scheme's expansion into east Belfast.

New stations are also planned for the Falls Road and Grosvenor Road in west Belfast, and Carlisle Circus in the north.

Wendy Langham, Connswater Community Greenway Programme Manager, said the addition is already "extremely popular".

She added: "Once the Holywood Arches to Victoria Park section of the Connswater Community Greenway is open next year, this docking station will connect to the existing stations in Titanic Quarter, providing a cycle-friendly route from east Belfast to Titanic Quarter."

Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast.
Five-year-old Annie-Mae McCracken with Aslan
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. Five-year-old Annie-Mae McCracken with Aslan Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. East Belfast actor Dan Gordon comperes the event. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Christopher Heaney(5) with one of the sculptures. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Lola McCall(7) with one of the sculptures. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. Five-year-old Annie-Mae McCracken with Aslan Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 22nd November 2016 Launch of the CS Lewis Square in east Belfast. The £2.5m square, which is being built at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, will mark the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. It features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron which are all based on characters from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, including Aslan, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and Mr Tumnus. First Minister Arlene Foster at the event. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

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