McDonough-Brown welcomes Belfast Bikes extension

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has welcomed the extension of the Belfast Bikes scheme, with extra locations announced in the Ormeau area.

The Alliance team has consistently backed the scheme and last year refused to back plans to cut the scheme’s first free 30 minutes to 15.

Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown said: “The success of this scheme is clear in the fact it just keeps on growing. As a long-term supporter, I’m delighted to see it having grown so far and welcome the addition of new locations in the Ormeau area.

“With the Ormeau Road consistently ranking as one of the most congested roads in these islands, it is essential we look to alternative means of transport with the aim of alleviating traffic and developing more sustainable forms of transport. Cycling is good for your health, good for your wallet and now it’s good for your commute.

“Cycling has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly following the Giro d’Italia and Gran Fondo events, so hopefully the growth in the Belfast Bikes scheme will help many make cycling their transport of choice across the city. I look forward to seeing Belfast Bikes popping up in even more places in South Belfast.”

The new locations are Ormeau Bridge and Ormeau Park, Ulidia Playing Fields, Rosetta Roundabout, Stranmillis Roundabout and Catalyst Inc in the Titanic Quarter.

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