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Work set to begin on new city cycle lanes

By David Young

Published 23/01/2016

Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen
Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen

Construction of three new cycle lanes to be completed by March at a cost of £800,000 will begin in Belfast next week.

The lanes, linking existing routes in the west and south of the city to the city centre, are at Alfred Street from Ormeau Avenue to Chichester Street; Durham Street and College Street North from Grosvenor Road to College Avenue, and College Street and Queen Street from College Avenue to Castle Street.

Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen said: "These routes will provide greater protection for people who choose to make journeys across the city by bike.

"In addition to supporting the successful Belfast Bike Share Scheme, the routes will also help more commuters gain confidence to use the bicycle as an alternative and sustainable mode of transport.

"They are continuous routes including measures such as protected two-way cycle tracks, bicycle signals and a bicycle-friendly street. In nine months 150,000 journeys have been taken by Belfast Bikes."

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