Chance to help shape Great Yarmouth cycling and walking route plans

Closed 8 Sep 2021

Opened 14 Jul 2021


Norfolk County Council is working in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council to create a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

The objective of the plan is to identify and prioritise improvements which can be made to the Active Travel (cycling & walking) network over the short, medium and long term.

The plan supports the Governments ambition for cycling and walking to be the natural first choice for many journeys, with half of all journeys in towns and cities being cycled or walked by 2030.



This is because cycling and walking are good for our physical and mental health and by switching more journeys to active forms of travel we can help to reduce levels of congestion, improve air quality, benefit the environment and the local economy.  

The cycling and walking plan for Great Yarmouth includes proposals for new and improved routes which will link residential areas to places of education and employment as well as recreational spaces along the coast and Broads network.

Analysis of the proposed routes has identified improvements which will enable more people to use the network by enhancing active travel safety, connectivity and accessibility across Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

There are also plans to improve pedestrian connectivity within two designated walking zones. The first walking zone is in Great Yarmouth town centre with a link to the seafront. The second walking zone is in Gorleston along the seafront and the high street. Both zones are areas of high footfall and contain key attractors for local people and visitors.

A number of cycling and walking initiatives are also being proposed which help and encourage people to use the network. These include cycle parking facilities, and cycle hire services and route signage.

Why your views matter

We want to find out what people think about our Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston to ensure that the plan focuses on the right areas of the network and delivers an active travel network which is accessible for everyone living in or visiting the region.

Please note the closing date for submitting a response was the 8th September. If we receive any responses after this date we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take them into account.

Feedback and findings gathered via this online survey and through other engagement activity with organisations and residents will be used to help refine and improve the plan.

If you have any queries about this survey, or need it in a different format, such as a paper copy, please email, call 0344 800 8020 or Text Relay on 18001 0344 800 8020 (textphone) and we will do our best to help.

Further detailed information on the proposed Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Great Yarmouth can be found in the documents available below. You may want to download these to refer back to them when taking the survey.

What happens next

We had a good response to this survey, with 300 of you submitting your views.

The feedback will be used to help shape and prioritise the initial plans, before a more formal consultation takes place at a later date. The views given will also help to support applications for future funding.

Keep an eye on our web page for future updates about these proposals.



  • Great Yarmouth


  • General public
  • All residents


  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Environmental health