Streets and Pavements
COVID-19 Guidance for safer travel
The Government has published advice for travel during COVID-19. Current advice is to travel for essential journeys only. You should walk, wheel or cycle where this is possible. Up to date advice is available on the NI Direct website.
Walking and cycling measures
Government is introducing a number of measures to make walking, wheeling and cycling easier including widening pavements and installing “pop-up” cycle lanes.
To help the hospitality industry local councils are being encouraged to issue licenses for pavement cafes. The Department for Communities is also encouraging the use of other public space for table and chairs.
Businesses should not obstruct the pavement and make it difficult for disabled people to walk or wheel. If you encounter an obstruction you can report this to DfI Roads. Information about how to do this is available on the NI Direct website.