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Funding success for Greater Norwich transport bid

13 March 2019

Greater Norwich has been awarded £6.1m by the Department for Transport, following a successful bid in the first round of Transforming Cities funding.

Transport for Norwich put forward eight sustainable transport schemes and applied for a £7.3m contribution from the £60m pot. Of these, six were awarded money.

The projects being taken forward for delivery are:

  • Improvements to Norwich Bus Station
  • Continuation and completion of pedestrian, cycle and traffic flow improvements to the Prince of Wales Road area, extending into Bank Plain and London Street
  • Cycle, pedestrian and highway improvements to the green pedalway in Thorpe St Andrew
  • Provision of an additional section of off-carriageway cycle path along the blue pedalway in Hethersett
  • Provision of a new cycle share scheme in Norwich
  • Pedestrian access improvements at the Heigham Street/Mile Cross Road and Dereham Road/Bowthorpe Road junctions, including provision of a 20mph speed restriction in the residential areas between the junctions

Councillor Martin Wilby, chair of Norfolk County Council’s Environment, Development and Transport Committee, says: “This is a great start in our efforts to significantly improve public and sustainable transport in Greater Norwich.

“The Transport for Norwich partnership is committed to making the most of being part of the Transforming Cities shortlist and will now concentrate on putting together a programme of projects for the main funding application that will build on this initial success.

“Our aim is not only to make how we travel into and around the city better for everyone but to deliver the related benefits of an efficient sustainable transport network."

At the end of last year, Norwich was named one of 12 cities with the chance to bid for a share of the government’s £1.2bn Transforming Cities Fund, which aims to boost productivity and prosperity through investment in public and sustainable transport.

Since the announcement, Greater Norwich partners from Norfolk County, Norwich City, Broadland District and South Norfolk councils have joined forces to work up proposals that will realise the strategic vision for the area.

Efforts are now being focused on the application to the main, second phase, of funding, with submission of outline business cases for schemes due to be submitted in the summer.

For more information about the project and full details of the newly-funded projects, please visit

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