Port and Titanic Quarter public transport plans aim to reduce car use by 30%

A new plan to improve and increase the use of public transport in the Port of Belfast and the Titanic Quarter aims to cut traffic in the region by nearly a third.

elfast Harbor and Titanic Quarter has unveiled its “Strategic Transportation Master Plan”. He said he aimed to maximize sustainable travel by increasing the use of public transport such as the glider, the Titanic Quarter rail stop and bus services, while encouraging active travel such as walking and walking. cycling, including the use of Belfast bikes.

It states that by putting transportation plans in place for many employees, visitors and residents of Queen’s Island, the Strategic Transportation Master Plan “will support the health and well-being of all users to increase its current generation of value. from £ 104million to £ 429million from 2035 ”.

“This will be generated by providing new employment opportunities, additional learning and increasing the current 1,000 residents to 8,800 residents living in high quality housing on Queen’s Island.” “

And it says that in the next decade, the master plan aims to amplify that performance by reducing future traffic by 30%, with car emissions expected to drop 52% ​​by 2050 if the UK government’s net zero targets are met.

“Together with Belfast Harbor, we are delighted to launch this first consultation for the development of a new Strategic Transportation Master Plan for Queen’s Island,” said James Eyre, Director of Titanic Quarter Limited.

“We invite people who live, work and visit the region to play their part in helping them plan their future trips and share ideas on how we can encourage greater adoption of sustainable and active travel measures to reduce emissions and overall improve the dynamism and well-being of this part of the city.

“We are at the forefront of sustainable development in Northern Ireland. Over the past decade, Queen’s Island has grown into a thriving district with a gross added value of £ 726million. By 2035, with the implementation of a new comprehensive sustainable transportation strategy, the Queen’s Island development team will seek to double economic benefits and quadruple social value, while keeping carbon emissions at low levels. 2021 or lower levels.

And Joe O’Neill, Managing Director of Belfast Harbor, said: “COP26 launched a number of difficult, but necessary, conversations around the world on the need for immediate climate action. We want to ensure that travel to and from Queen’s Island becomes even more sustainable, reflecting our focus on sustainable construction and development, pioneering this part of town. We recognize sustainability not only as a stimulus to ensure strategic development, but as an urgent requirement to do more to transform Belfast into a full-fledged progressive, greener and smarter city. “

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