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DHL driver claims Ulster Bank tells them to park in cycle path

Bin lane Belfast
Still from video from NI Greenways’s YouTube account

A driver working for DHL claims that Ulster Bank are telling them to park on a segregated cycle path outside one of the bank’s branches. 

The two-way cycle path in central Belfast on Upper Arthur Street has been jokingly nicked named “the bin lane”, as its often used for temporary bin storage. But, according to the Northern Ireland Greenways blog, the issues with bins is now being overshadowed by delivery vans and trucks illegally parking on the path — many of them parking to the rear of the Ulster Bank branch on Donegall Square East.

“The separate cycle track on Belfast’s Arthur Street is meant to be 240m of sanctuary in an otherwise cruel city environment for cycling. Regular users find their way blocked on a near daily basis by a small band of bins,” writes the blog’s author.

When he stopped for a chat with the DHL delivery driver blocking the cycle lane outside the Ulster Bank, the driver said: “This is where they tell us to park. The Ulster Bank”.

Asked to confirm if it is the Ulster Bank that tells him, the driver says: “This is where they tell us to park… yeah”.

Northern Ireland Greenways covers how illegal parking outside the bank branch is a recurring problem.

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