Launch of secure cycle shelters for Glider customers

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Cyclists in Belfast can now benefit from 4 new secure bike storage facilities following the completion of a Glider Cycle Shelter Programme.

Pictured launching the new Glider cycle shelters are L-R Richard Anderson, Translink, Martha Robb, Sustrans and Clive Robinson, Department for Infrastructure.

The new facilities promote more active lifestyles by integrating cycling and public transport use for regular journeys.

With 65% of everyday journeys in NI less than five miles, they are designed with convenience and security in mind and situated at key locations along the Glider G1 route including Dundonald Park & Ride, Ulster Hospital (Moat Park), Holywood Arches and Colin Connect Hub.

The project was funded by the Department for Infrastructure and Sustrans as part of the Interreg North-West Europe CHIPS programme.

Their opening follows the installation of other secure bike storage facilities installed at train and bus stations across Northern Ireland last year.

How do I apply?

You can now apply via the Translink website or contact centre 028 90 66 66 30 for a special key to use the shelters.

The key fob will be activated to allow entry into the secure facilities at the station you selected during the purchase process.

Key fobs purchased online will be posted by Recorded Delivery to the address details provided during the purchase process.

The key fob will be activated to allow entry into the secure facilities at the station you selected during the purchase process.

Fobs will also soon be available at the Translink Information Desk in Visit Belfast.

How much does it cost?

A key fob to join the scheme costs £10.

Are the cycle shelters secure?

Yes, the cycle shelters are secure but all bicycles must be individually locked (using your own locking device) whilst in the parking facility.

Can I reserve a bicycle parking space?

Access to the key fob does not guarantee a bicycle parking space. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come basis.

Source: www.sustrans.org.uk

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