Cycling Ulster have welcomed recently announced initiatives from Stormont’s Department for Infrastructure that includes the appointment of a cycling and walking Champion within the Department and the creation of an action group to work on developing infrastructure for cyclists and walkers. 

Cycling Ulster Chair, Tommy McCague said:

“The appointment of a cycling and walking Champion by the Department for Infrastructure and plans for a new action group to improve infrastructure for cyclists is a positive development. 

“Cycling Ulster have been engaging with other cycling groups here and have wrote to the Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon to request to be involved in the new action group. 

“There has been a historic deficit in the number of cycle lanes and now is the time to work on facilitating cyclists better within the infrastructure network.

 “Increasing the cycle lanes in both urban and rural areas will in turn lead to greater participation in cycling.

“This will have a positive impact on individual health and the environment by providing safer routes for leisure cycling and enabling more people to swap their car for their bike to commute to work. 

“We have been working on a number of projects for further cycling dedicated facilities throughout Ulster in recent years and will continue to engage with the various stakeholders in the time ahead.”

Click here to see the announcement from the Department for Infrastructure.