Realign: People centred transport

Declan Allison

28 February 2017

Belfast is one of the ten most congested cities in the UK.

We drive too much, and we need to boost people's use of active and public transport. We can’t do this when roads are our top priority. Solving all future transport problems means putting new road building last in our list of options.

We need to get people out of their cars before they get anywhere near the centres of our towns and cities, with more public spending on active and public transport, and new ways to put the social and environmental costs of congestion back onto the motorist.

For major infrastructure, we believe that a coastal greenway along the whole of the Northern Irish coast with spurs inland towards Lough Neagh could revitalise Northern Ireland’s economy, coupled with a programme to restore our railways.