Norfolk County Hall – photo © Julian Swainson
Zero carbon, less congestion, supporting the economy – these are all parts of the vision for Norwich’s transport future that people can now have their say on.
The county council is urging people to take a look at the draft Transport for Norwich Strategy and complete a short online survey as their feedback will help shape the strategy, and action plan, for Norwich’s transport network over the years to come.
Cllr Martin Wilby, Chair of the Transport for Norwich joint committee and Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said: “There are many challenges on the road ahead for the growing Greater Norwich area. Front and centre is the need to cut carbon, reduce congestion and boost air quality. Our aim is to limit impacts on the environment while supporting Norfolk’s economy and ensuring our communities are set up to cope with planned growth.
“This is your chance to help shape key priorities at an early stage – please do take a look at our initial thoughts and let us know what you think.”
The new Transport for Norwich Strategy will sit alongside the countywide Local Transport Plan which was backed by the county council’s Cabinet earlier this month. Both these documents will support the county council’s pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2030, which councillors adopted as part of the authority’s Environmental Policy in November 2019.
Feedback from the survey will be used to shape the strategy before a final version is adopted later this year. After the strategy and its key priorities are agreed the next stage will be to produce an action plan which would start to look in more detail at ways the overall vision could be achieved. The action plan could include detailed work to investigate ideas to cut carbon and improve air quality, such as congestion charging and workplace parking levies.
The survey is open from 26 August to 8 October 2021. Find out more and have your say here: www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfnstrategy