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Belfast Healthy Cities

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Healthy Cities 21st Century

Creating Healthy Communities: Active Travel Seminar

Active TravelOn 24 March 2014, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, MLA opened the third seminar in the ‘Creating Healthy Communities’ series. Focusing on Active Travel, it aim was to compare the situation in Belfast with that in major European cities and share the best of International practice from leading active travel cities

Creating Healthy Communities - Active Travel

This seminar, which was chaired by Andrew Hassard, Director of Parks and Leisure, Belfast City Council, illustrated leading examples of active travel focused cities, highlighting the added benefits for all of society when streets are designed for people, not cars.

Full Programme

Opening Address: Danny Kennedy MLA, Minister for Regional Development


Copenhagen, a cycling city: The road to success
Alexander Karl Lehmann, City of Copenhagen

Creating walkable cities: Models, tools & successes
Professor Geraint Ellis Queens University Belfast

Freiburg, an active travel city: Designing for connectivity
Andreas Hildebrandt VAG, Freiburg, Germany

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