Active Travel Hustings - Northern Ireland

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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Active Travel Hustings - Northern Ireland

Event
Description 

Active Travel Hustings - Northern Ireland 

Cycling UK and Sustrans are hosting Northern Ireland's Active Travel Hustings ahead of the Assembly elections 2022.

In Northern Ireland we have the lowest investment across the UK and Ireland in walking, wheeling and cycling. Political will has been shown as the most effective way to get people out of their cars and onto other forms of transport, so what are our candidates and parties promising to do if they make it into government this May?

This is your chance to hear from the parties about what they intend to do to end car dominance and provide healthy, sustainable options for transport in Northern Ireland.

We will be putting your questions to them and challenging them on 4 key areas of policy:

  1. How they will ensure the investment commitment from the Climate Change Act will lead to safe cycling infrastructure being built now.
  2. How they will pass an Active Travel Act which has the power to effect change within the Department for Infrastructure and Stormont more generally.
  3. How they will put walking, wheeling, and cycling at the heart of our communities, increasing their sustainability and liveability.
  4. How they will reduce our reliance on the car and improve the choice people have for transport.

Guests
Event chair TBC 

  • Kate Nicholl, Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alliance Party
  • Philip McGuigan, MLA for North Antrim, Sinn Féin
  • Roy Beggs, MLA for East Antrim, UUP
  • A representative (TBC) from the DUP
  • Cara Hunter, MLA for East Derry, SDLP
  • A representative (TBC) from the Green Party

Details

  • The live event takes place on Wednesday 13 April 7pm - 8:30pm 
  • Register for free on GoToWebinar
  • Includes Q&A with the guests
  • Free to attend/watch

Cycling UK in Northern Ireland campaigns for policies and investment which will enable more people to benefit from riding a bike. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to ride a bike in order to live a healthy, active and low-carbon lifestyle.

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. Sustrans work to ensure the Northern Ireland Assembly and local authorities deliver policies and projects that enable more people to walk, wheel and cycle to help reduce car dependency.

Cost 
Free
Location 
Belfast
United Kingdom

Contact details

Cycling UK and Sustrans NI