Ferguson calls for Derry cycling investment

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Ciara Ferguson has called on the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to address the lack of safe cycle lanes in Derry. 

The Foyle MLA was commenting after raising the issue with the minister in Stormont. 

She said: “I told the minister that it is very clear that we need protective cycle lanes separate from other traffic to increase safety and to encourage people to take up cycling. 

“However, despite the fact that Belfast has a cycling network plan Derry does not and I see that as an inequality that needs to be addressed. I told the minister that the people of Derry deserve proper cycling infrastructure and asked her to work with the local council to produce a Derry cycling network plan. 

“The minister conceded that much more investment in active travel is needed but she also committed to working with the council to help address these issues. That is welcome and I will certainly be seeking to ensure that work is taken forward in the time ahead.”