Belfast On The Move

motorcycleparkingsmallWell Belfast may be on the move, with the next phase of “Belfast On The Move”, which aims to make the city centre more accessible to everyone by improving access to transportation for everyone in the city, including the introduction of Bus Lanes.

However the DRD (Department For Regional Development) reports that, ““Motorists in the city centre should allow extra time for their journey and take care where lane restrictions are in place. Those who normally travel along Great Victoria Street and Fisherwick Place should consider using alternative routes via Hope Street, Sandy Row, Durham Street and College Square North, if appropriate to do so.”

The works due to be completed by the summer, although the DRD say that most of the work will be carried out during off-peak hours in order to to avoid undue delay to commuter traffic.

However motorcyclists can rejoice, all riders of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds continue to gain access to Bus lanes, “The bus lanes, associated with Belfast On The Move in the City, are operational from 7am to 7pm from Monday to Saturday and accommodate public transport, cyclists, motor cycles and permitted taxis.”

So motorcycles help to keep “Belfast On The Move”.

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Second Phase Of Belfast On The Move Works To Begin

24th January 2013

The next phase of the Belfast on the Move works will begin on Monday, 28 January.

Belfast on the Move aims to make the city centre more accessible to everyone by improving access to transportation for everyone in the city.

Initial works will start on the following locations:

  • Great Victoria Street (Hope Street to Grosvenor Road) and Fisherwick Place
  • Grosvenor Road (Durham Street to Great Victoria Street)
  • College Avenue and College Square East

All of the works are due to be completed by the summer and are scheduled to be carried out at off peak times to avoid undue delay to commuter traffic. Resurfacing will be carried out at weekends and overnight, where possible.

A spokesperson for DRD said: “Motorists in the city centre should allow extra time for their journey and take care where lane restrictions are in place. Those who normally travel along Great Victoria Street and Fisherwick Place should consider using alternative routes via Hope Street, Sandy Row, Durham Street and College Square North, if appropriate to do so.”

Following the completion of the first phase of the works towards the end of last year, daily traffic flows in the city centre have reduced. Compared to October and November 2011 Metro services have increased by around 1500 passengers per day and use of Belfast’s bus based Park and Ride services has risen by 15%.

Concluding the spokesperson said: “Early indications are that Metro passenger numbers have increased, buses are getting through the city centre more quickly and services are more reliable. Passengers are seeing real benefits and the Park & Ride facilities serving Belfast have seen a marked increase in usage.”

Details of the proposals and the alternative routes are available on the ‘Belfast on the Move’ website

Traffic updates will also be available on the Traffic Watch NI website

Original Source: Department For Regional Development – Click Here

 

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