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Plans to upgrade Belfast cycle network going on display

Published 19/08/2015

A public bike hire scheme was officially launched in April. Above: Belfast Telegraph journalist Christopher Woodhouse tries a bike
A public bike hire scheme was officially launched in April. Above: Belfast Telegraph journalist Christopher Woodhouse tries a bike
Marcel Kittel wins stage two of the Giro d'Italia in Belfast

Ambitious plans to improve Belfast's cycle network are due to go on display this week.

New routes linking parts of the east and west to the city centre will be unveiled during a public information event at City Hall on Friday.

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy said: "As an important element of my ambition to improve the bicycle network across Belfast, I am inviting the local community to become involved in making the city more accessible and attractive for the bicycle.

"Details of the proposed routes will be on display and staff will be at hand to discuss the project and answer questions about the designs."

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of cyclists since Belfast hosted the Giro d'Italia last year.

A public bike hire scheme was officially launched in April and provides 300 bikes at 30 docking stations throughout the city centre.

Proposed new cycle routes include stretches of road from the Westlink at Grosvenor Road through to Castle Junction and from Castle Junction to Titanic Quarter station linking to the Comber Greenway.

The information event will be held from 10am until 4pm on Friday.

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