MLA’s thumbs-up to Lisburn Road cycle lanes

By Stephen McVey

N ew cycle lanes on the Lisburn Road have been welcomed by a South Belfast MLA. Roadworks have been on-going in the south Belfast area for the past number of weeks with cycle lanes, speed-ramps and new junction entrances introduced.

A cyclist himself, SDLP MLA, Conall McDevitt, has welcomed the improvements that are being made to the area.

“The cycle lanes and ramps will make the roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike. I look forward to seeing the finished product, and hope that the cycle lanes will be part of a bigger network across the city which will afford cyclists their own, safer place on the roads,” he said.

Mr McDevitt also stressed the importance of keeping residential disruption to a minimum.

“I would hope that the Roads Service are taking measures to minimise disruption to road users and local residents, and that the works are completed at the earliest possible date to avoid traffic build up.”

A DRD spokesman commented on the Lisburn road’s development and the current facilities for cyclists.

“Cyclists may use the existing bus lanes, which will be most beneficial during the designated operating hours. On the Lower part of the Lisburn road, entrance features have been constructed on Wellington Park, Wellesley Avenue and Malone Avenue. The features serves to alert motorists of the traffic calming measures in the area and also provides enhanced facilities for pedestrians crossing at each of the junctions.”

 

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