Category: Guest & opinion articles
Articles written by guest contributors and opinion pieces from Bikefast
Kelly Hargie on little adventures by bicycle: “While cycling by the river, looking in one direction I could see the Belfast hills in the distance, the famous Harland and Wolff cranes and the taller buildings in the town centre and yet I was still connecting with nature.”
“It is a dream of mine to see more and more families out cycling together in Belfast and for more and more cycle paths to be introduced across the city. In the meantime I plan to make the most of the cycle routes that are already in place.”
Dr Mark Tully makes the case for cycling investment as a public health intervention in Northern Ireland, to tackle both physical and mental health problems.
A Belfast family take a short break to the rural heart of The Netherlands and on their travels are amazed by the everyday nature of cycling in towns and cities.
Following the tragic death of Mahfouz Balid, Cargobike Dad looks at ways to improve the obvious safety deficiencies for pedestrians and bicycle users on the Knockmore Road in Lisburn.
NI Cycles takes a closer look at the developing city centre cycle track with a few aspect causing concern – from bollard placement to junction protection and priority measures.
NI Cycles take a driver’s approach to cycling along Laganside in the centre of Belfast – by observing the signage – and is left more than a little confused.
South Belfast biking – a day in the saddle of a chic cargobike with Rodney and Charlie.
Pavement cycling shouldn’t be a common conflict but it’s being actively designed in by lazy road engineers – leading to dangerous conflict.
Cargobike Dad takes a cycle down the new Alfred Street cycle track (which is still under construction) to look at how the emerging layout matches up against the designs – and finds more than a few things to worry about.