AQW 25875/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 18/09/2013
Answered On Date: 07/10/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department has considered piloting the use of segregated cycle lanes using planters and armadillos, such as those that are being introduced in London.

As the Member will be aware, I have recently instructed officials in my Department to give increased and focussed priority to the needs of cyclists, to encourage greater participation in this healthy and sustainable form of transport. I have also asked for a new cycling unit to be established, to ensure the effective progress of a range of cycling initiatives.
The new cycling unit, when established, will look at all options and in particular, the use planters and armadillos, such as those being introduced in London.