Cycling Ulster welcome this week’s announcement of a Road Safety Grant Scheme by the Department for Infrastructure at Stormont.

The scheme will award up to £100,000 to projects by March 2021 and is open to applications that aim to increase the number of people choosing to walk or cycle for short journeys and reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads.

Speaking following the announcement, Chairman of Cycling Ulster, Tommy McCague said:

“Improving road safety is a key priority that Cycling Ulster have been campaigning for on an ongoing basis for several years.

“There is an onus on government to help to create better infrastructure for cyclists to support an active lifestyle which in turn benefits people’s health and the environment.

“The return of the Road Safety Grant Scheme after an absence of three years therefore is a positive development.

“I would encourage Cycling Ulster members to access the scheme and help develop projects which will be beneficial for cyclists in their areas.”

Click here to access more information on the scheme and an application form.