30 November 2012

Reclaim the Westlink

Forum for Alternative Belfast is a Community Interest Company that campaigns for a better and a more humane built environment in Belfast. One of their current projects is attempting to improve the Divis Link intersection. This is currently a patch that really lets you know this city is for cars, brutally excluding any other mode of getting around. "It is important that people in the city challenge the design of these over-scaled junctions that disempower the walker and the cyclist," says the Forum.

From the website of Forum for Alternative Belfast.

This diagram of the existing (blue) and proposed (yellow) pavements shows the Forum's proposal of what space could be reclaimed at the junction, helping to make it walkable and a living link between the west and the city centre. This is just a small part of their proposal, see the Forum for Alternative Belfast website for more.