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Regeneration in Belfast

Active travel

  • Active travel across Belfast

    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: 

  • The Cathedral Gardens Active Travel Hub

    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:

    • cost-effective bike repairs, bike purchase and leasing schemes from Big Loop Bikes.
    • a programme of activities, training and events delivered by Sustrans, including led walks and rides, on-road cycle training, journey planning support and active travel promotion to encourage and support more people to walk and cycle.

    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.

  • The Bike Yard

    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.

    Day Open
    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.

  • Active travel hub events

    Check out forthcoming events at the Cathedral Gardens Active Travel Hub

  • Covered cycle stands

    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:

    • Belfast Zoo
    • Belmont Park
    • Belvoir Activity Centre
    • Gasworks
    • Grosvenor Community Centre
    • Inverary Community Centre
    • Mary Peters Track
    • Shankill Leisure Centre
    • Waterworks

    We’re working to install 20 more covered cycle stands across Belfast.

  • Expression of interest to provide cycle storage in 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.

    Webinar on expression of interest in providing public cycle storage in Belfast

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