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Ó Muilleoir welcomes success of Ciclovía Belfast

4 October, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has congratulated all those who made Ciclovía Belfast an outstanding success.

Mr Ó Muilleoir said;

“It’s only ten months since the Ciclovía concept was brought to Belfast so to see the dream of a car-free city brought to reality today was a great testament to what can be achieved when we all pull together.

“Thanks goes to Belfast City Council, the PSNI, DRD and Volunteer Now — as well as politicians from all parties — who ensured the smooth running and phenomenal success of what is the first city Ciclovía in these islands.

“It’s my hope that we will not only see Ciclovía embrace different routes across Belfast next year but that we can work towards the model they have in Bogota, Colombia, where Ciclovía was born in 1974, and which involves closing 120km of roads for a period every Sunday." 

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