Lagan Gateway Phase 2 Greenway Connection

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We are currently progressing plans for Phase 2 of the Lagan Gateway project, building on the success of Phase 1, which included a new pedestrian and cycle bridge, connecting Stranmillis to Annadale. This next phase will see the development of a greenway connection from Lagan Lands East at Annadale through to Belvoir Forest Park, to further encourage and enable more sustainable travel.

The proposed Greenway connection will ease the pressure on the existing towpath on the Stranmillis side; currently the towpath is used extensively by walkers, cyclists, commuters, dog walkers, families with children. It is envisaged that the new Greenway is mainly used by cyclists and pedestrians looking for a different experience.

The Lagan Gateway Greenway forms an important part of the DfI ‘Making Belfast an Active City – Belfast Cycling Network 2021’ to complete Route 4 The South from Belfast City Centre through Belvoir Forest Park to Cairnshill Park and Ride.

We would like to hear your views on our Phase 2 plans and your views on the potential design of the route. Options for the route will be restricted by environmental concerns, landownership and site topography (existing levels). The design process will have Safety in Design as a key and integral component that will shape how both the users and the flora/fauna are accommodated.

As part of Phase 1, path connections have been made to Lagan Lands East and to the Annadale Embankment. The current surface is dust/gravel and we are currently considering a more permanent surface that best serves all users of all abilities.



We are currently progressing plans for Phase 2 of the Lagan Gateway project, building on the success of Phase 1, which included a new pedestrian and cycle bridge, connecting Stranmillis to Annadale. This next phase will see the development of a greenway connection from Lagan Lands East at Annadale through to Belvoir Forest Park, to further encourage and enable more sustainable travel.

The proposed Greenway connection will ease the pressure on the existing towpath on the Stranmillis side; currently the towpath is used extensively by walkers, cyclists, commuters, dog walkers, families with children. It is envisaged that the new Greenway is mainly used by cyclists and pedestrians looking for a different experience.

The Lagan Gateway Greenway forms an important part of the DfI ‘Making Belfast an Active City – Belfast Cycling Network 2021’ to complete Route 4 The South from Belfast City Centre through Belvoir Forest Park to Cairnshill Park and Ride.

We would like to hear your views on our Phase 2 plans and your views on the potential design of the route. Options for the route will be restricted by environmental concerns, landownership and site topography (existing levels). The design process will have Safety in Design as a key and integral component that will shape how both the users and the flora/fauna are accommodated.

As part of Phase 1, path connections have been made to Lagan Lands East and to the Annadale Embankment. The current surface is dust/gravel and we are currently considering a more permanent surface that best serves all users of all abilities.



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