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Belfast City Council confirms removal of Cycle Lanes

Belfast City Council has announced a decision to remove all existing cycle lanes within the city limits. This decision comes after extensive deliberation and consideration of various factors affecting urban infrastructure and transportation.

Citing concerns over the efficiency of current cycling infrastructure, safety issues, and the need to allocate resources more effectively, the council has opted to eliminate cycle lanes as part of its urban planning strategy. The decision aims to streamline road networks and prioritise alternative modes of transportation.

Councilor Micky Murray, speaking on behalf of the council, stated, “After thorough evaluation and consultation with relevant stakeholders, we have determined that the removal of cycle lanes is the most pragmatic approach to address the evolving transportation needs of Belfast. This decision allows us to optimise road space and enhance the overall flow of traffic.”

The removal process will commence immediately, with a phased approach planned to minimize disruptions to commuters and residents. Simultaneously, the council will explore alternative initiatives to promote sustainable transportation and improve road safety across the city.

While acknowledging the concerns of cycling advocates, the council assures the public that alternative measures will be implemented to accommodate cyclists and promote their safety on the roads.

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