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One of the aims in our Bolder Vision strategy for Belfast is prioritising walking, cycling and public transport. This will improve wellbeing, create more space for people and make it easier to move between the city centre and surrounding communities. We have several active travel projects underway to achieve these goals:
We opened an Active Travel Hub, in partnership with social enterprise Big Loop Bikes (link opens in new window) and Sustrans (link opens in new window).
The Hub is housed in two refurbished shipping containers at Cathedral Gardens, beside the new Ulster University campus. Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm, the Active Travel Hub offers:
For more information, contact:
This is a two-year pilot project to encourage more people to walk and cycle more often. The project is supported by the Department for Infrastructure, the Department for Communities, Ulster University and the Public Health Agency.
We want to encourage people to travel actively and sustainably in Belfast. We also want to make a positive contribution towards health and well-being and protecting our environment.
We also opened The Bike Yard, a free, secure public cycle parking facility in partnership with CastleCourt Shopping Centre (link opens in new window), funded by the Department for Infrastructure (link opens in new window).
You can access The Bike Yard by the pedestrian access to CastleCourt car park from Gresham Street and Berry Street. There is step-free access from Berry Street.
This table shows The Bike Yard's opening hours.
|Monday||7am to 7pm|
|Tuesday||7am to 7pm|
|Wednesday||7am to 7pm|
|Thursday||7am to 10pm|
|Friday||7am to 7pm|
|Saturday||7am to 7pm|
|Sunday||12 noon to 7pm|
The facility can house 24 bikes and offers all-day on-site security.
Located within reach of City Hall, the new Ulster University campus, and the site of Belfast Stories, set to become a world-class visitor destination, it’s in the heart of the city centre and accessible to all.
Check out forthcoming events at the Cathedral Gardens Active Travel Hub
We installed covered cycle stands to encourage people to use their bikes more to get around the city. Most of these have green roofs to help improve air quality and to encourage biodiversity.
You’ll find covered cycle stands at:
We’re working to install 20 more covered cycle stands across Belfast.
The expression of interest is closed. We will keep you updated about new cycle storage facilities on this page and our social media channels.
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