The first Ciclovia Belfast took place during October 2015, taking it's inspiration from a movement which started in South America designed to provide a 'cycle way' which is free from traffic.
So for several hours on a Sunday morning, Community Multisport joined a range of partners to create a traffic free zone from Botanic Gardens to City Hall. This provided space for several thousand people, particularly those with young families, to enjoy a safe, healthy environment.
Those who contributed to the success of the event included Belfast City Council, PSNI, Translink, Pioneer Group, Public Health Agency, TransportNI, DRD, DCAL, Visit Belfast, Belfast Healthy Cities and a host of voluntary and community groups. A wonderful example of joined up thinking!
Plans are underway to replicate the event during 2016, so keep an eye out for developments!