30 May '17, 1pm

Read Patrick FitzSymons' guest blog for @CBTransport on Belfast's disappearing pavements

Pavements? Oh yes, I remember them. Used to be the means by which those without wheels got about. Y'know...pedestrians? Now they're a slalom course of half-parked cars, commercial signage and skips, with an extra frisson of danger courtesy of those daredevil Deliveroo couriers. At the bottom end of consideration when it comes to transport policy, I can't help thinking, as I negotiate the pavements of my own south Belfast, that here is the ultimate evidence for the indiscrimate squeezing-from-above. Current transport policy, insofar as it still worships tarmac and individual car ownership, is all washed up. And because our policy makers have been consistently blind to this for many years, now even Shanks' Mare is threatened with the knacker's yard. Weekdays, Belfast's (major arterial) Lisburn Road is packed to bursting with vehicular traffic. 'Off peak' both sides of it are...

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