Have your say on plans for Prince of Wales Road

05 February 2018

A consultation on changes to the Prince of Wales Road/Rose Lane area of the city starts today, giving people the chance to share their views on the Transport for Norwich proposals.

Plans include a new pedestrian and cycle link on King Street between Prince of Wales Road and Rose Lane, changes to traffic flow and access around Mountergate, as well as new cycle routes to tie in with recently-completed facilities nearby.

An online questionnaire has been set up at www.norfolk.gov.uk/princeofwalesroad to help people share their views on changes to four areas: Prince of Wales Road, Rose Lane, Mountergate to Thorpe Road and King Street/Upper King Street.

Councillor John Fisher, Norfolk County Council’s chair of Norwich Highways Agency Committee (NHAC), says:  “Proposals being put forward have been informed by detailed traffic modelling and represent what we feel is best in terms of optimising traffic flow and provision of facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

“We’re looking for feedback through our consultation to help shape the final detail of the scheme that’s put forward for construction.”

Councillor Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council’s vice-chair of NHAC, says:  “Changes in the city centre have already transformed the way people are travelling around Norwich.  We’re now turning our attentions to another integral part of our road network, which provides vital connections for public transport, general traffic, cycling and walking, as well as local businesses.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who uses the area regularly to help shape the final details and realise as many benefits as possible from the project.”

The consultation maps and information from the online survey are also on display on the first floor landing of City Hall between Monday 5 February and Monday 5 March 2018, 9am-5pm.

The deadline for comments is 10am on Monday 5 March, after which responses will be considered and reported back to NHAC in summer 2018.  The committee will then decide how to proceed with the project.

For more information and background to the project, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/princeofwalesroad

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