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Environmental improvements at Bloomfield Walkway

Work began on environmental improvements at Bloomfield Walkway in east Belfast in April 2019.

The Department for Infrastructure owns the stretch of walkway, which runs from Beersbridge Road onto Upper Newtownards Road at the Holywood Arches. They are funding the scheme, which we are delivering.

The walkway is benefiting from:

  • new planting and landscaping
  • street furniture
  • enhanced lighting
  • upgrading and resurfacing of cycle and pedestrian paths, and
  • improved accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.

Planting is commencing mid-December, and new lighting columns to complete the project will follow in the New Year. It is not envisaged that these final works will require any further closures and diversions around the walkway.

The walkway is a popular route for pedestrians and cyclists and has already benefited from investment via our Local Investment Fund with the addition of a play park and multi-use games area.

The aim of these works is to create a welcoming, safe and attractive linear park for the local community to enjoy, to support this we are currently working with the local community to develop a programme of animation for the walkway. We also want to improve accessibility for cyclists and walkers. The project is part of wider improvement plans for the east of the city, which will regenerate key stretches of the Greenway down to Titanic railway halt, to improve open spaces and the travel infrastructure.

We are also working with the Department for Infrastructure, Urban Villages and Eastside Partnership on plans for a greenway and cycling improvement scheme for Ballymacarrett Walkway and Island Street, which links the Holywood Arches and Titanic railway halt.

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