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Have your say on city access

Published on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Access for cycling and loading in the city centre is the topic of the latest consultation as part of Transport for Norwich.

Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council are reviewing the city’s access restrictions for cycling, contraflow cycling and motor vehicle loading.

The aim is to put in place a clearer and more consistent approach, which will help people understand what’s permitted and when and allow more effective enforcement where necessary.

The second part of the consultation looks at provision of contraflow cycling and proposes an increase in the number of one-way streets where it’s allowed, helping improve the capacity of the cycle network.

Councillor Mike Stonard, city council cabinet member for transport and vice chair of Norwich Highways Agency Committee, says: “Current restrictions have developed over many years and vary across adjoining streets, which can be confusing. We’d like to hear people’s views on two options for cycling and loading access which would make the approach consistent across the city centre.

“In terms of contraflow cycling, these facilities have already proved effective elsewhere in Norwich and across the UK. Proposals to increase provision aim to make available routes more flexible for those getting around by bike.”

Councillor Martin Wilby, chair of the county council’s Environment, Development and Transport committee, says: “How we access the city centre is important to both businesses and visitors so we’d welcome feedback from as many people as possible on the proposals, which aim to improve and clarify the current approach.”

For full details of the proposals and how to take part in the consultation, please visit The deadline for comments is Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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