BELFAST BICYCLE NETWORK
“Belfast Bicycle Network”
“A network of continuous, coherent, comfortable and attractive bicycle routes, with minimum delays, to encourage more people to choose to travel by bicycle rather than jumping in the car – to give people the freedom and confidence to use the bicycle as an easy and attractive everyday way to travel.” Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard, Draft Belfast Bicycle Network 2017
|Timescale||2018 to 2028|
|Type||Urban bicycle network|
|Councils||Belfast City Council|
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
A missing link in an otherwise excellent chain of traffic-free routes between Belfast and Bangor, a 4km urban greenway in Sydenham.
Building on the popularity of the historic 15km Lagan Towpath route between Belfast and Lisburn, much-needed upgrades and extra capacity.
BELFAST TO NEWTOWNABBEY GREENWAY
A 9km traffic-free route through the western side of Belfast Harbour and along Belfast Lough shore beside the M2 and M5 motorways to Whiteabbey.
A 2km urban greenway between the Broadway roundabout and Andersonstown along the edge of the Bog Meadows in the west of Belfast.
A community greenway project to provide a traffic-free link between Carryduff and Belfast.
A popular 11km route developed by Sustrans along the old Belfast to Comber railway line opened in 2008 – the original Northern Ireland greenway.
A standard-setting 9km linear urban park in East Belfast developed along the Connswater River incorporating major flood alleviation works.
The 16km traffic-free North Down Coastal Path winding through Holywood, Cultra, Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn into Bangor.
An urban greenway linking the forests of Clarendon and Glencairn Parks down through Woodvale and the Shankill into Belfast city centre.
Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Belfast Bicycle Network, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.