SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that plans to increase space for pedestrians in Derry will contribute to a healthier, cleaner and greener city.
The Foyle MP was speaking after Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced plans to increase pedestrian space along the riverfront and reduce traffic within the city walls when businesses begin to open again.
Said Mr Eastwood: “The SDLP is committed to reimagining our public spaces to create a cleaner, greener and healthier society. Increasing the amount of space available to pedestrians and cyclists is critical to that effort.
“I’m delighted that our Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced a further step in that transformation process today by creating more space for pedestrians along our riverfront.
“Our aim is to create vibrant, active corridors in the city giving people the chance to get out while maintaining social distance.
“We can’t go back to how things were before the Covid-19 crisis.
“It’s time to do things differently.
“We’re prepared to go further than anyone has previously when it comes to building a healthy, happy and clean city.
“This is just the start,” added the Foyle MP.