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.

Sustrans cycling instructor with trainee and bike

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?  The following cycling activities are aimed primarily at employees in businesses along the Comber Greenway, in East Belfast as part of Sustrans' CHIPS programme but we encourage all members of the public to sign up. 

Find out more and sign up

Pedal Perks logo

Belfast businesses are cashing in on the city’s growing bike culture by signing up to a new cyclist loyalty scheme which offers discounts and rewards to customers arriving on two wheels.

The scheme called ‘Pedal Perks’ has been launched in east Belfast to encourage more people to cycle to local shops and cafes in the area.

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

Two cyclists outside new container office

The Active Travel Hub is the base for the CHIPS project to encourage commuters in the East Belfast corridor to try alternatives to the car such as public transport, or cycling and walking along the Comber Greenway.

Situated in C.S Lewis Square beside the Eastside Visitor Centre it is a prominent location at the intersection of two greenways and the busy Newtownards Road.

Read about CHIPS Active Travel Hub

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir on his bike with Pamela Grove-White, Sustrans Active Travel Officer-CHIPS and Sharon McBratney, Asda Communities Officer, Dundonald

The €4.4m CHIPS project (Cycle Highways Innovation for Smarter People Transport and Spatial Planning) aims to tackle air pollution caused by car traffic in North-West Europe through building better infrastructure for cyclists and encouraging bicycle commuting. 

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.

Read more about CHIPS