Road Share film produced in Belfast to demonstrate road use efficiency

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To visualise efficiency of road space use, 105 people are arranged into 90 cars

Translink, along with Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure, Belfast City Council and the Institution of Civil Engineers, has carried out a demonstration with the aid of 105 volunteers, 90 cars, two buses, one Glider vehicle and 48 bicycles in Belfast City Centre to demonstrate the advantages of sustainable travel in a bid to combat congestion.

A short ‘Road Share’ film has been produced, along with still images to show how different modes of transport make use of road space.

The project used 105 people, as this is the capacity of the new Glider vehicle – an 18m Van Hool Equi.City articulated bus.

A fleet of 30 is expected to enter service in September.

Translink Group Chief Executive, Chris Conway, said: “Public transport is well known for its many benefits in busy cities: improving air quality, well-being, saving money and reducing traffic.

“Equally, catching the bus or train can help save something that all cities desperately require more of – space.

“Today’s Road Share exercise in Belfast very clearly demonstrates how moving large numbers of people by car around cities is not efficient, particularly during commuting times.”

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