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Nichola Mallon

Nichola Mallon

Nichola Mallon

More than 800 miles - around 80% - are to be removed from Northern Ireland's cycling network and reclassified due to the danger of increasing traffic.

The National Cycle Network (NCN) currently has over 1,000 miles of routes running through Belfast and Londonderry and connecting many towns with the countryside.

Most of the land is owned by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and is used for around 30m journeys a year, two-thirds of which are by cyclists.