Alliance elected representatives have welcomed the latest improvements to the Comber Greenway, which has been widened along part of its route.
The path was extended between the Beersbridge Road and the Millmount Road, as well as a consultation pledged on enhanced lighting. It is part of the ‘One Path’ initiative by the Sustrans group, supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Belfast City Council and the Departments for Infrastructure and Communities.
Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA and Chair of the Assembly’s All-Party Group on Cycling Chris Lyttle MLA said the joint investment between the Departments of Infrastructure and Communities, as well as several Councils, was evidence of good co-operation.
“This widening work will much improve the Greenway and should go some way to reducing conflict which occurs from time to time between users on what is a very popular path,” said Ms Armstrong.
“It is great to see so many people out and about enjoying the area, and I hope this reduces the congestion.”
“The Comber Greenway is an important green space and it provides a place for leisure, sustainable transport and enjoyment for people in East Belfast, Comber and beyond, and I look forward to seeing how it progresses in the future,” added Mr Lyttle.
“Alliance has consistently lobbied Ministers and Departments for such enhancement measures, so I welcome the move on this fantastic community facility.”
Alliance’s outgoing Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh Tim Morrow added: “This is another significant measure to promote harmony along the Greenway. I have worked closely on it with my Alliance colleague and now former Lord Mayor of Belfast Nuala McAllister to lobby for improvements, and it shows how working together can achieve more for local communities.”