Update on decision to suspend City-Bound Bus Lane on Sydenham Road

Added Tuesday, August 21 2018

Catalyst Inc has been engaging with Belfast Harbour, the Department of Infrastructure and Translink with regard to the traffic congestion on Queens Road since the introduction of the bus lanes on Sydenham Road and Queen’s Road.
In light of the feedback from our tenants on the impact to their business and staff, we welcome the decision from the Department of Infrastructure to suspend the operation of the bus lanes on the Sydenham Road travelling in to the City from the junction with Queen’s Road.  

This suspension will be introduced with immediate effect and will remain in place until Belfast Harbour completes the widening of a section of Sydenham Road next to the Odyssey Complex. A planning application for this project was submitted in July.  
Later this week, Belfast Harbour also intends to open a temporary relief road at peak times between Queen’s Road and Sydenham Road for traffic leaving the City. We expect these measures to help alleviate traffic congestion for people who live and work in the area.

Catalyst Inc, who are supportive of an integrated and functioning Belfast Rapid Transit system in Belfast, will continue to work with the Department, Translink, Belfast Harbour and our tenants as the system is rolled out to monitor impact and discuss longer term solutions to fully integrate this part of Titanic Quarter with the rest of the City.
Translink and the Department will again be at Catalyst Inc tomorrow morning (11am - 1pm) to talk to tenants and their staff about public transport options and individual journey planning.
Please see https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/news/statement-bus-lanes-belfast-harbour-estate for the full statement from the Department of Infrastructure
Any questions please contact Joanne Stuart on joanne.stuart@catalyst-inc.org