The Ulster Unionist Party has welcomed the opening of new cycle and walking schemes in Londonderry by the Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy MLA.
West Tyrone MLA Ross Hussey said;
“The announcement of a total of over £600,000 of investment in cycle and walking schemes for Londonderry will be warmly welcomed by all those in the City and surrounding areas who wish to avail of walking and cycling opportunities.
The Bay Road - Boomhall Greenway project involved the construction of a 600 metre extension to the riverside greenway including upgrades to shore paths and an off road connection.
Its completion is a major boost and the announcement that work is to start almost immediately on the Lowry's Lane project which will deliver 445 metres of traffic free greenways and be completed by mid-December is also great news. .
These will significantly enhance the local area and I commend Minister Kennedy for the support both he and his Department have given.”
Foyle Ulster Unionist Chairman Ronnie McKeegan said;
“This investment as party of the City Council’s Active Travel programme will help put walking and cycling at the heart of more sustainable local transport arrangements and to contribute to helping improve public health and the environment.
I know that these schemes will significantly improve local amenities. Many people already walk and cycle in the area but these improvements will encourage even more to get out on their bikes or go for walks and that can only be a positive thing.”