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Development of greenways can boost North Antrim tourism – McKay

29 January, 2016

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said greenways have the potential to strengthen activity tourism in North Antrim. 

Speaking after attending the launch of the Sustrans election manifesto, Mr McKay said; 

"I am glad to see Sustrans have made the development of greenways in rural areas a priority ask of the new Assembly. 

"There are old railway lines from Ballymoney to Ballycastle and from Ballymena to the Glens and I am glad they are being considered for greenways. 

"I have campaigned for the development of greenways for a number of years. I believe they have huge potential in attracting activity tourist markets as well as being an invaluable health and wellbeing resource for local communities. 

"This is something Sinn Féin will continue to pursue with local councils, the new Department for Infrastructure and other agencies. 

"The new infrastructure minister should ensure financial provision is made for greenways. 

"As well as developing cycle routes in areas like Belfast, rural areas must also be given similar support and financial backing to ensure the health and wellbeing of all communities." 

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