Chance to help shape Norfolk cycling and walking route plans
11 April 2022
2022, Walking, Cycling
From today people are getting the chance to share their thoughts on where they would like to see new cycling and walking routes created across the county.
Norfolk County Council is working in partnership with all district and borough councils to create a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Norfolk. The Norfolk LCWIP builds on plans already completed for Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Greater Norwich.
A survey has been launched which will allow residents of Norfolk to suggest locations for where they’d like to see new routes, as well as having their say on what would encourage people to take up more active forms of travel.
For the first time in a survey such as this the council will be using innovative technology to allow people to draw lines on a digital map to show where they would like new routes to be.
Matt Hayward, lead projects manager said: “The wider plan for Norfolk is still at an early stage so any feedback is crucial in helping to shape this important project. We want to know what you think will work, and what could help people to cycle and walk more. As well as suggesting locations where cycling and walking routes could be developed.
“By improving the cycling and walking network within Norfolk we can help cut congestion, improve air quality and help combat climate change. Which are all in addition to the health and wellbeing benefits gained through regular exercise.”
The aim is to develop a countywide walking and cycling network, and identify infrastructure improvements over the short, medium and long term. The plan will support the delivery of a low carbon, well-connected transport network in Norfolk.
People can take part in the survey from 5th April- 30 May. To find out more and have your say visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/activetravel