Staions to be re-located
A number of the Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes docking stations are to be re-located to areas of high demand to meet the growing popularity of the scheme.
The move comes as part of an ongoing review of the scheme, which identified a number of less popular locations, in the city centre network. This move will allow the Council to better utilise the existing network and allow expansion of the scheme without any increase in running costs.
The first of the stations to be moved is that at East Bridge Street/Stewart Street, which will cease to be operational from Thursday the 26th October. Customers should note that there are nearby alternatives at Mays Meadow and at Lanyon Place.
Four other stations will also be relocated – at Winetavern Street, Dunbar Link, Writers’ Square and North Street. All the stations are in close proximity to alternative ones and therefore will not create gaps in the network. If you have any queries, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stations will be moved to new locations. Three of these will be on the Ormeau Road: in the vicinity of the Ormeau Bridge/Ormeau Park, Ulidia Playing Fields and the Rosetta Roundabout. The two other new stations will be a Stranmillis Roundabout and Catalyst Inc. in the Titanic Quarter.
The stations identified for relocation will be removed over the next couple of months and will be revamped prior to installation at the new location. Keep an eye on the website site for further closures and openings of the stations.
The new locations have been identified through feedback from the Belfast Bikes survey and from scheme users as well as requests from the public. They also are in areas of high residential density or footfall, for part of a supporting network and are in close proximity to the existing cycling infrastructure.