Lyttle encourages the public to have their say on cycling strategy

Alliance Chair of the Assembly Group on Cycling, Chris Lyttle MLA, has encouraged the public to take part in a series of public meetings organised by the Department for Regional Development as part of a consultation on the cycle strategy.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “There has been a significant growth in cycling in recent years and a significant increase in awareness of the benefits of cycling to our community.

“There is, however, much more that can be done by the government to support bike ownership, improve safety and infrastructure and enhance mutual respect from all road users, and it is important that we encourage the Minister for Regional Development to deliver on his commitment to lead a cycling revolution.

“As Chair of the Assembly Group on Cycling, I will work with colleagues to ensure that the Executive’s plans are fit for purpose and deliver the best possible outcome for cyclists throughout Northern Ireland.

“I would encourage every member of the public who has an interest in cycling to take part in one of these public meetings to ensure that their voice is heard.”


Public consultation events:

· Cookstown, 24 September 2014 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) in the Rural Community Network Building, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown BT80 8EF

· Londonderry, 25 September 2014 (7.00pm to 9.00pm) in St Columb’s Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Londonderry BT47 6JY

· Enniskillen, 30 September 2014 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) in Unit 3, 56a Tempo Road, Enniskillen BT74 6HR

· Antrim, 1 October 2014 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) in Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim BT41 2UB

· Newry, 2 October 2014 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) in Altnaveigh House, 51 Downshire Road, Newry BT34 1EE

. Ballymoney, 7 October 2014 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) in Ballymoney Town Hall, Townhead Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6BE

· Portadown, 22 October 2014 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) in Portadown Town Hall, 15 Edward Street, Portadown, BT62 3LX

· Belfast, 4 November 2014 (10.00am to 2.00pm) in the Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac Place, Belfast BT7 2JB

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