Phase 2 will deliver more significant improvements which will require formal design procedures to be followed and will therefore take longer to deliver than phase 1 schemes. These works will be more permanent in nature; for example, cycle lane installation, permanent footway widening etc.
Work on developing phase 2 measures has commenced. Several hundred suggestions have already been received from a wide variety of stakeholders across Norfolk.
A full design process will be followed before these improvements can be constructed. We anticipate schemes will begin to be delivered late 2020/early 2021, subject to successful funding. The DfT have supplied example intervention measures they will support. These are as follows:
- New permanent, fully segregated urban cycleway or similar
- New temporary segregated cycleway
- Installing segregation to make an existing cycle route safer
- Point closures of roads to through traffic, apart from buses, access and disabled
- New permanent or temporary footway, or widening of existing footways
Complementary measures (as part of a wider scheme):
- Provision of secure cycle parking facilities
- Restriction or reduction of parking availability
- Area-wide interventions (pedestrian and cycling zones, school streets; and other initiatives to support cycling and walking to schools)
- Park and cycle/stride/scooter facilities, and support for e-scooter trials
- Selective road closures using planters, cones or similar
- Provision for monitoring and evaluation of schemes
The DfT invited applications for Phase 2 on 10 July with a deadline for submissions by 7 August. They awarded funding in November 2020.