‘Crack down on quad and scrambler riders’

A quad rider rides along the footpath towards Invest NI's Global Point site, despite the sign saying that such vehicles are prohibited.

A quad rider rides along the footpath towards Invest NI's Global Point site, despite the sign saying that such vehicles are prohibited.

ACTION is being taken by the council, Invest NI and the PSNI in a bid to stop scrambler and quad riders from wrecking land along part of the Newtownabbey Way walking and cycling path.

The section of the route from Corr’s Corner to Mossley West railway halt, and the adjoining vacant Global Point site owned by Invest NI, which had been earmarked for the development of a major business park, is a hot-spot for young people riding scramblers and quad bikes. The riders, who are using the land illegally, have destroyed grass areas and caused considerable nuisance to path users.

One local resident who used to be a regular user of the path told the Times that he has stopped walking in the area due to the ongoing destruction.

 

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