New cycling/walking lanes open in Derry

The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Martin Reilly, pictured with Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy, at the traffic free greenway for walkers and cyclists at Bay Road. Also Included, is Ross McGill, Sustrans. DER4113SL204 Photo: Stephen Latimer
The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Martin Reilly, pictured with Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy, at the traffic free greenway for walkers and cyclists at Bay Road. Also Included, is Ross McGill, Sustrans. DER4113SL204 Photo: Stephen Latimer
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A new traffic free walking and cycling path has officially opened in Derry.

Running from Bay Road to Boom Hall Greenway as part the city’s Active Travel Programme, the £450,000 cycling and walking lanes were officially opened by Stormont’s Transport Minister Danny Kennedy on Wednesday.

“As part of a successful bid for funding from my Department, Derry City Council put forward proposals to create new traffic free greenways to enhance accessibility between schools, businesses, parks and residential areas to make cycling and walking within the city an attractive option for everyone, while promoting healthy living and social wellbeing,” the Minister said.

“By providing funding for this project, my Department has demonstrated its commitment to promoting walking and cycling as a realistic and healthy alternative means of transport, particularly for people making short journeys in urban areas.”

The Minister also announced the start of £179,000 improvement works to the Lowry’s Lane Greenway which will begin in the first week of October and is due for completion in mid December.