Cycling and walking

The Norwich cycle network is made up of seven colour-coded routes, which cross the city in all directions and converge at St Andrews Plain in the city centre.

Since 2013, Norwich has been awarded two significant Cycle City Ambition grants from the Department for Transport and, with additional contributions from local partners, the network will see £14.1m of investment by 2019.

The first wave of funding saw improvements to the eight mile pink pedalway and the connections leading to it, creating a higher quality cycle link from the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and UEA, through the city centre, to Heartsease and Broadland.

Currently, work is taking place to the yellow pedalway between Norwich International Airport and Lakenham and the blue pedalway from Sprowston to Wymondham.

Many of the schemes in the cycle network also benefit pedestrians with a focus on improving safety for all road users.

In the city centre, the closure of Westlegate to general traffic marks the introduction of a large new pedestrian zone.  With the addition of trees, plants and seating in new traffic-free areas, it is designed to be a much more pleasant place for those on foot or bicycle, making our city centre even more vibrant and helping local businesses to thrive too.