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Dublin Road cycleway tales – Translink

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What position does Translink hold on the Dublin Road cycleway? Our information request reveals..

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The Devil’s in the detail

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A reluctance to capture and share fine-grained active travel data suits the culture of inertia at the Department for Infrastructure

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#ChallengeMyDepartment

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On 5 May 2020 Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon made a statement in the Northern Ireland Assembly on reimagining the places we live and work in light …

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Shared past, shared present.. shared future?

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How the Department for Infrastructure has prioritised substandard shared walking / cycling schemes since 2016, against policy and design guidance

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Launch of pop-up motorway angers greenway users

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The Department for Infrastructure’s programme of pop-up motorways has been met with anger by users of the popular Comber Greenway. As part of COVID-19 lockdown measures …

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Fight for a cycleway to Belfast City Hall

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Department for Communities’ Five Cs project ignores cycling and may place another decades-long barrier in the way of city cycling network development, unless we act Yet …

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Queen’s Quarter superblock

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Freeing a city quarter from vehicle traffic and pedestrianising Botanic Avenue in the wake of coronavirus

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How to deliver the Belfast Bicycle Network

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It’s more than three years since the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) published its draft Belfast Bicycle Network Plan (BBNP). The imperative to decarbonise our society is …

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Not fit for purpose – East Bridge Street and the Department

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The Department for Infrastructure’s Roads Eastern Division sidelined pro-cycling voices in its controversial realignment of East Bridge Street as part of what appears to be a …

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The Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland is failing

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(Updated 13 February 2020) The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is rapidly falling behind most of its main policy responsibilities on cycling. Now in its fifth year, …

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