Your views on our proposals for Thorpe St Andrew

Closed 10 Jan 2020

Opened 13 Dec 2019


Norfolk County Council is putting forward proposals for changes to the St Williams Way, Thunder Lane and Laundry Lane area.

The proposals aim to improve the local cycle route known as the green pedalway, whilst improving general access and safety for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike.

We are consulting on proposals to:

  • Make changes to the Thunder Lane/St Williams Way signalised junction which includes the removal of the central islands and the segregated left turn lane into Thunder Lane.
  • Change the existing advisory cycle lane to a new 1.8-metre-wide mandatory cycle lane* with separator islands, from 80 metres west of Thor Loke to Laundry Lane (including the Laundry Lane Slip Road), to provide a safer environment for cyclists.
  • Provide new 75mm high raised tables in the junctions of Thor Loke and Thorpe Avenue
  • Provide a new pedestrian island west of Thor Loke to aid pedestrians crossing St Williams Way.
  • Widen the existing pedestrian island west of the Laundry Lane junction.
  • Widen the existing southern pavement on the Ring Road between Laundry Lane and Thorpe Avenue.     
  • Provide ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) along the lengths of the proposed mandatory cycle lanes on St Williams Way from approx. 80m west of Thor Loke to around the Laundry Lane junction and on the north side of the Laundry Lane slip road.
  • Provide a small shared use cycling area covering the central island adjacent to Laundry Lane.

* Note that whereas advisory cycle lanes are spaces on the carriageway for cyclists and occasional use by vehicles, mandatory cycle lanes are dedicated lanes solely for use by cyclists, and vehicles must not enter them.

Please find more detailed plans at the bottom of this webpage.

The scheme will be delivered by Transport for Norwich using money awarded from the Department for Transport's Transforming Cities fund.

To implement the proposed changes, new Traffic Regulation Orders and notices will be needed in relation to the proposed double yellow lines, shared use cycling area, raised tables and the relocated signalised pedestrian crossings.

You can access the Traffic Regulation Orders from the link at the bottom of this webpage.

Further information

These proposed changes are part of the Norwich Area Transportation Strategy (NATS), known as Transport for Norwich. The principles of the project were agreed following consultation as part of the NATS Implementation Plan, which was adopted in 2010 and updated in 2013. The deadline for comments is Friday 10 January 2020 and we hope that construction work will begin sometime in February, subject to approval.


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