Chance to help shape Norwich cycling and walking route plans

Closed 28 Jun 2021

Opened 17 May 2021

Overview

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Norwich Survey

Norfolk County Council are working in partnership with Norwich City Council, Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council to develop a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for the Greater Norwich region.

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.  

Although the current cycling and walking network routes and zones are well established in Greater Norwich, analysis has identified further improvements which can help increase safety, connectivity and accessibility across the region and support the wider delivery of a sustainable transport system for Norfolk.

The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Greater Norwich includes improvement schemes for the active travel routes known locally as Pedalways. There are eight Pedalways in total, six stretch out across the city from St Andrew’s Plain in the centre and two more form an inner and outer circuit around the city.

There are also plans to improve pedestrian connectivity within two designated walking zones. The Norwich City Centre Core Walking Zone comprises of the historic heart of the city, and the UEA/ NRP Walking Zone serves the campus area of the University of East Anglia (UEA), the Norwich Research Park (NRP) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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 sinage.

Why we are consulting

We want to find out what people think about our Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Greater Norwich 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.

The survey is likely to take around 15-minutes to complete. Please note that the closing date for submitting a response is 28th June 2021 and 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 haveyoursay@norfolk.gov.uk, call 0344 800 8020 or Text Relay on 18001 0344 800 8020 (textphone) and we will do our best to help.

What happens next

We had a great response to this survey, with over 700 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, and the views given will also help to support applications for future funding.

Keep an eye on our web page www.norfolk.gov.uk/activetravel for future updates about these proposals.

Areas

  • Norwich

Audiences

  • General public
  • All residents

Interests

  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Environmental health