East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs is encouraging the public to discover the many benefits of cycling.
The UUP representative said: “The versatile option of getting around Belfast city centre using the Belfast Bikes, similar to the Boris Bike, have already proven to be popular.
“The Belfast Bike in conjunction with the park and ride schemes in Larne and Carrickfergus is enhancing public transport options and will enable some to leave their car behind and reduce city centre congestion.
“As a recreational cyclist myself I would urge more to try out the health benefits of cycling. The cycle lane alongside Prince Andrew Way and the lane on the A2 Shore Road, once it is completed, will help link East Antrim to the Belfast cycle network.
“This improved cycling provision will complement the new road and the enhanced park and ride facilities that facilitate those who use bus and rail.”