Moving Norwich

Our Labour transport policies aim at ensuring we have a vibrant and sustainable urban community, with a transport system that meets its needs. This promotes travel choice, recognising the need to maintain the economic health of the city, with improvements for bus users, pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists.

Thanks to Labour, in 1991, Norwich became one of the first 4 cities in the UK to implement a 20mph speed restriction. Since that time 20mph speed restrictions, in the form of both 20mph limits and 20mph zones have been introduced in many areas of the city. In 2012, when Labour regained majority control of Norwich City Council, it made it a key priority to expand 20mph restrictions in all residential areas. As more areas are covered this approach produces a safer road environment, but also encourages residents to walk and cycle which in turn improves wellbeing and health.

A Labour City Council will:

  1. Progress its vision for a modern, accessible, affordable, and sustainable transport system for the city, based on the council’s core principles for transport, including respecting climate limits; putting health, wellbeing, and fairness at the heart of transport policy; and ensuring non-car access to places where people work, learn, shop and are entertained is affordable.


  1. Work with partners to deliver very significant improvements to sustainable transport infrastructure in the city and build on the success of winning significant national funding for Transporting Cities to drive investment into Norwich to deliver a range of highway and pedestrian improvements across the city.


  1. With partners, continue to deliver the existing Cycle City Ambition programme, of cycle and other highway improvements and work with local cycling groups and others to extent the cycle network. Labour will strengthen Norwich’s status as a major cycle ambition City.


  1. Continue to work with bus companies to improve reliability and cleanliness and work with them and other partners to pursue smart or integrated ticketing to support greater use of public transport. Constantly push the bus companies to rapidly expand their provision of electric buses.


  1. Alongside improved public transport, ensure there is sufficient car parking in Norwich to support a thriving, growing city centre and ensure permit restrictions are properly enforced.


  1. Pursue the objective of a default 20 mph speed limit across the entire urban area of Norwich with exceptions only for some major arterial routes.


  1. Keep the streets clean and keep drains and gullies clear. Tackle nuisance obstructions to pedestrians.


  1. Deliver projects to improve the quality of the landscape and pedestrian access, especially at Castle Gardens, Mile Cross Gardens, The Runnel, Colney-Bowthorpe footbridge and Marriotts Way.









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