Help us transform transport on Sprowston Road
25 November 2021
Residents in Norwich are being asked to help transform transport on Sprowston Road by sharing their views on the area via an online survey which launched today.
Norfolk County Council and Transport for Norwich partners have been awarded funding to transform Sprowston Road and the surrounding streets into a more accessible and safer space and want to work closely with the local community, businesses and key stakeholders to understand local transport issues and opportunities before developing proposals for the area.
In addition to the survey, walking and cycling charity, Sustrans are working with the council to host a series of pop-up engagement events and also placing whiteboards on the street as another means for residents to share feedback.
Councillor Martin Wilby, chair of the Transport for Norwich Joint Committee and Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said: “In support of our wider transport and environmental goals we want to make Sprowston Road an area with good air quality, where buses run on time and where it is convenient and safe for people to walk and cycle.
“We’ll be talking to all sections of the local community to understand local issues and are keen to hear from anyone who regularly travels through or visits the area.
Using this information we will then work with residents to develop solutions that meet local needs and address the objectives of our programme, before consulting on further design options later next year.”
Alternative formats can be provided on request and a ‘drop in’ session will be hosted at Silver Road Community Centre between 4pm and 7pm, on Tuesday 14 December.
Councillor Julie Brociek-Coulton, local ward member for the area said: “I hope as many Sewell residents as possible will take part in the survey or speak to officers to help make Sprowston Road safer for everyone who lives or works here. Better public transport and cleaner air are essential for residents here and I look forward to welcoming them to the Community Centre to hear their views.”