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Have your say on proposed improvements to popular walking and cycling route

Norfolk County Council, 22 September 2022 00:00

Residents to the west of Norwich are being asked their views on a series of proposals to improve safety on Mayfly Way in Bowthorpe, a popular walking and cycling route, linking the Bowthorpe employment area with the city centre and beyond.

Norfolk County Council and the Transport for Norwich (TfN) partnership are seeking to improve safety for those travelling through the area by bike or on foot by widening the existing shared use pavement to provide separate facilities for cycles and pedestrians across a 550m off road route which connects to the existing pedalway network.

The proposals include a number of safety improvements to crossing facilities on Harpsfield, Chapel Break Road and Barnard Road, where a small section of double yellow lines would also be introduced to improve visibility around a new pedestrian and cycle crossing.

Councillor Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council's cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said: "All our Transforming Cities Programme is focused on improving sustainable transport connections between homes and areas of retail, employment and education.

"We have already successfully delivered a similar scheme on Marriotts Way, which was the first in the country to be constructed through this central government fund and this latest proposal would also tie in with further improvements being developed for Dereham Road, which we hope to consult the public on later this year".

The proposed improvements on Mayfly Way would be funded through part of the £32m awarded to Greater Norwich through the Department for Transport's Transforming Cities Fund.

Councillor Mike Sands, representing Bowthorpe on the county council said: "I broadly support the proposals for Mayfly Way and have been working with local residents to bring about further improvements across the wider area."

Further information is available on the council's website at where you can also take part in a brief online survey.

The consultation is live until Wednesday 5 October and alternative formats can also be provided on request.

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:43

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