McKay seeks safer cycling at Galgorm Road

Daithi McKay
Daithi McKay

Legislation is currently being progressed to extend the 30mph speed limit from the junction of Galgorm Road/Old Galgorm Road to just beyond Cambridge Avenue, it has been confirmed.

The confirmation came from the Minister for Regional Development in a written response to an Assembly question posed by local SF MLA Daithi McKay on the Minister’s plans to make Galgorm Road safer for cyclists.

The response read: “Galgorm Road, which carries in excess of 15,000 vehicles per day, is one of the main routes into Ballymena from a westerly direction. Whilst a shared use cycle lane has already been provided on the North side of the Galgorm Road from the Sourhill Road Roundabout to the Galgorm Roundabout, there are limited opportunities to provide dedicated cycle facilities due to road width constraints along significant sections of the Galgorm Road.

“I can confirm, however, that legislation is currently being progressed to extend the 30mph speed limit from the junction with the Old Galgorm Road to just beyond Cambridge Avenue, which will reduce vehicle speed and create a safer environment for cyclists.”