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Bicycle repair stations in Greenway plan
June 2021 - The North Down Advertiser
Alderman Deborah Girvan and Andrew Muir MLA at Bangor Marina, with Bicycle.
Local Alliance representatives have welcomed confirmation that Bike Repair Stations will be included in upcoming Greenway Plans throughout Ards and North Down.
Andrew Muir, Alliance MLA for North Down said “After seeing Bike Repair Stations installed in CS Lewis Square in Belfast back in 2018, Alliance Alderman Deborah Girvan and I put a Motion to Council to consider roll out of Bicycle Repair Stations at key locations across the Borough and I’m pleased to say this secured unanimous support.”
“Bike repair facilities comprise of a bicycle pump unit and a unit containing a range of eight retractable tools to provide cyclists with a free facility to make adjustments and repairs on the spot. It’s heartening to see cycling on the increase as we move towards more sustainable modes of transport and this investment by the Council will move us up a gear towards being a more Bicycle friendly Borough.”
Alderman Deborah Girvan commented “I am delighted that the bicycle repair stations are included in the Council's upcoming Greenway Plan. Exact locations are yet to be determined but current plans will see these being installed along the Comber to Newtownards and Newtownards to Green Road Greenways and also on the North Down Coastal Path. We’re blessed with an abundance of natural beauty in the area and we should be doing all we can to encourage people to get out and about and enjoy it.”