BELFAST TO LISBURN GREENWAY


“Lagan Gateway Greenway”

A dedicated pathway for towing barges along Lagan can be traced back to the mid 18th century as part of the Lagan Canal project linking Belfast with Lisburn and beyond.

The towpath has remained in use long after the canal closed, yet its popularity means opportunities are being sought for upgrade and additional capacity as part of wider regeneration schemes and the potential reopening of the Lagan Canal.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 15 kilometres
Estimate £2.2 million (upgrades and towpath dualling)
Timescale 2018 to 2026
Type Existing river towpath
Title Lagan Towpath
Border area No
Councils Belfast City Council
  Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

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PROGRESS UPDATES


Idea stage  

Feasibility  

Construction  

Completed  

January 2014: Belfast City Council publishes “Back to the River: A Feasibility Study for the Lagan Corridor” (PDF 9MB)

June 2016: Belfast City Council applies to Stage 1 of the DfI Small Grants Programme for Greenways competition

November 2016: Belfast City Council misses cut for DfI £8,000 grant funding for a feasibility study

July 2017: Planning permission granted for Lagan Gateway at Stranmillis

November 2017: Construction commences on £4m Lagan Gateway at Stranmillis

September 2020: Mallon announces a £2.8 million package for Greenway projects

“Lagan Gateway Greenway – from Lagan Gateway pedestrian and cycle bridge to Belvoir Forest Park – total capital cost £1.1 million”

EXPLORE THE OUTLINE ROUTE


GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


BELFAST BICYCLE NETWORK

A developing system of urban cycleways to link every part of the city and the surrounding greenway route network.

BELFAST TO CARRYDUFF GREENWAY

A community greenway project to provide a traffic-free link between Carryduff and Belfast.

LISBURN TO BANBRIDGE GREENWAY

A meandering 26km route from Lisburn through Hillsborough and Dromore’s spectacular viaduct to Banbridge.

LISBURN TO LURGAN GREENWAY

Following the route of the Lagan Canal out from Lisburn to Lough Neagh and down towards Lurgan to form a 29km greenway.

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