We are conducting a feasibility study looking to develop a greenway network across the county. We aim for them to extend across Norfolk and link into the Norfolk Trails network of promoted walking and cycling routes.
Greenways offer a safe route for people and animals to travel. Our study is focusing on the particular benefits of health, wellbeing, economy, increased biodiversity, alleviation of congestion and air quality improvements.
Officers started working on the project in April 2018, focusing on three disused railways:
We are in the process of contacting communities and stakeholders and intend to hold a series of exhibitions, inviting the public to see our proposals and asking for comments or suggestions, and held an public survey that closed on 17 February 2019.
We will use feedback from the public survey to produce a report outlining what will happen next.
The proposed areas will link in with the public transport network and the existing long-distance walking and cycling network in Norfolk - Norfolk Trails. The routes worked on on this project will be very close to Paston Way, Marriott's Way, Bure Valley Path, Nar Valley Way, Peddars Way, Fen Rivers Way and the Norfolk Coast Path.
We aim to make our Greenways as accessible as possible for all user groups, for example horse riders, however access for different groups may depend on each specific landowner.
We will be looking at a range of different options for costs across the proposed areas.