Can Belfast become a cycling city?

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  • As the Belfast sub-forum seems to be dead on its arse, I'll post this here.
    Anyone from Belfast, or with an interest in cycling in the city may find this interesting.

    placeni.blogspot.com/2012/02/conn­ecting-places-mini-series-bicycling_27.h­tml?spref=tw

    I think Belfast does have great potential for cyclists, and there are alot of very enthusiastic cyclists here, but those in power will always favour the car.

  • Hi Simy

    I've just read through the blog, it makes very interesting reading. I am a regular cyclist (fixed and geared) and use the Comber Greenway for commuting (during good weather) and recreation on an almost daily basis. We've seen recently that the Greenway will be extended further down into the Titanic Quarter, which is good news. The majority of drivers in Belfast do not have any patience or consideration for cyclists and as some of the people have commented on the blog - cycle lanes are often blocked by cars or there is lots of broken glass and other debris. I think we need the city council to enforce parking fines on people who park in a cycle lane and also ensure that the streets are kept cleaner.

    Anyway, I'll keep checking back to the blog for updates.

    Cheers

    Darren

  • Cycle lanes in Belfast will be very slow to catch on!

  • There are cycle lanes all over Belfast but they're always blocked by cars.....

  • Amen to all the above, unless there's more cleaning/parking enforcement they are more "parking" lanes. Same with bus lanes, out of hours people just dump their cars in them.

  • If it's anything like down here in Dublin, I doubt it lads. What needs to change is all the cunts who park in the lanes up on curbs, and still shout about road tax.

    Once that's sorted, then you start looking into improving facilities.

  • It seems slowly we are getting there.

    With some bum notes like the lack of a cycle lane in the York Street redevelopment and still no enforcement of parking in most lanes but the Bin Lane is now gone and there will be a new route from South Belfast all the way into town.

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