Improving air quality in east Belfast through cycling

Sustrans is working in east Belfast to tackle high levels of air pollution caused by car traffic and promote alternative options, such as cycling for commuters. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe and local partners. Read the latest CHIPS newsletter.

Do you live or work in Belfast?  Help us enable more people to cycle to work by completing our survey!

We want to know which of our initiatives in East Belfast have been effective and how we can continue to encourage people to cycle as part of their everyday travel.

As a thank you for completing the survey, there are several prizes to be won!

Complete the Survey

People on bikes on path

Interested in FREE cycle training, both on and off-road to improve your skills and confidence?  Want to get out on your bike and improve your health and fitness?  We have cycling activities that are aimed primarily at employees in businesses along the Comber Greenway, in East Belfast but we encourage all members of the public to sign up and take part.

Find out more and sign up

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Pedal Perks logo

Do you cycle in and around Belfast? Did you know you can get discounts and rewards in local shops if you arrive on two wheels? 

The scheme called ‘Pedal Perks’ began in east Belfast to encourage people to cycle to local shops and cafes in the area. More and more businesses have now signed up - just look for the sticker in the window.

Find out where you can get your Pedal Perk and how your business can join the scheme.

Woman on bike outside Hub office

Nearly three times as many men cycle in Belfast as women according to our Bike Life survey. We are addressing this imbalance through a new 6-week course for women to encourage them to cycle for work or short journeys.

Funded through Interreg North-West Europe, Sustrans is working in Belfast on the behaviour change element of the programme to encourage commuters to swop the car for the bicycle. We are collaborating with leading cycling nations – the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the Republic of Ireland over the next three years.

Find out more about the Women into Cycling Programme

Man on bike in square

If you are thinking of cycling to work but don't have a bicycle our bike loan scheme offers you the chance to borrow a bicycle for a week to try it out. Lewis tried it, loved it and said it helped to get him to work on time!

Find out more at the Active Travel Hub
 

 

Two women on bikes

Join us for a six week plan to get you from the couch back onto the bicycle. Open to all ages and abilities as long as you can ride a bike.

Find out more about Couch to Cycle

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