CastleCourt Shopping Centre Carbon Reduction: Green Travel Plan THE GOAL Encourage sustainable travel to CastleCourt Shopping Centre as part of our ongoing commitment to minimise the Centre’s impact on the environment. THE STRATEGY CastleCourt has a responsibility to participate in protecting the environment in which we operate. Our Green Travel Plan increases awareness of sustainable methods of travel to CastleCourt including public transport, cycling and walking. METHODS OF TRAVEL BY BUS Bus stops are available at both Royal Avenue and Gresham Street sides of CastleCourt. Both Metro and Ulsterbus are available from these locations. BY TRAIN CastleCourt is approximately 10 minutes’ walk to Great Victoria Street and 15 minutes to Yorkgate rail station. BY AIR George Best Belfast City Airport is approximately 4.6 miles from the Centre with bus, train and taxi services providing travel alternatives to the city centre. OBJECTIVES 1. Increase visitor and tenant awareness of the various sustainable method of travel to/from CastleCourt. 2. Continue to improve onsite facilities and support local sustainable choices. 3. Maintain links with city stakeholders. E.g. BCCM to highlight Green Travel Plan 4. Decrease visitor dependency on single occupancy journeys. GENERAL INFORMATION CastleCourt is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre and is easily accessed via all methods of travel. BY TAXI Taxis can pick up/drop off at Berry Street and West Street entrances to the Centre. A Freephone to Value Cabs is available at both locations. In addition the West Belfast Taxi Association is located adjacent to Francis Street entrance to the Car Park. BY CAR CastleCourt is easily accessible by road from the Westlink/Millfield road (B126) with signage to the car park at numerous locations throughout the city centre. Our award winning car park (Park Mark 7 years consecutively) provides approximately 1000 spaces with dedicated spaces for disabled users and parents. BY SEA/FERRY The port of Belfast provides entry for ferry travel and cruise ships visiting Belfast and is approximately 2.5 miles form the Centre. BY BICYCLE CastleCourt is accessible for cyclists with racks available within the multistorey car park. In addition the BCCM Bike Share Scheme provides approximately 50 locations with a number in close proximity to the Centre. BY FOOT The Centre is easily accessible on foot from all parts of the city centre.