One of the benefits for Belfast of the 2014 Giro D’Italia Grande Partenza is the increasing talk of leaving a cycling legacy for the city. We already have Belfast Bike Hire on the way, and many have been surprised by the rapid rise of the Gasworks Bridge to the forefront of DRD policy in Belfast. But Belfast could signal its serious intention to accelerate cycling development by pitching to host the Velo-city cycling conference in 2017.

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The Velo-city conferences, organised by the European Cyclists’ Federation, are an international platform to address decision makers to improve the planning and provision of infrastructure for the everyday use of bicycles in urban environments. Continue reading “Belfast: Velo-city 2017?”