Labour-run Norwich City Council are urging Norfolk County Council to make major improvements to the Transport for Norwich Strategy.
Norwich City Council’s draft response, which was approved by cabinet yesterday, calls for:
- More ambition to control vehicle speed in the city by making 20mph the default speed limit across Norwich
- Additional infrastructure to support the move to emission free vehicles and the take up of electric buses, taxis, and cars
- A greater focus on ensuring that public transport remains an affordable option for travel and measures to improve reliability are brought forward
- Commitments regarding spending more on schemes to enable cycling and walking than what is being dedicated to road building
- Maintenance of footpaths and cycleways to be improved and county council to make it easier for trees to be incorporated within transport schemes and new developments
Labour’s Cllr Mike Stonard, cabinet member for sustainable and inclusive growth, says:
“We have a bold and radical vision for transport in Norwich and the need to transform the city into a cleaner, safer, fairer and more sustainable city for everyone.
Although we welcome the creation of the document, we are proposing ambitious and progressive measures that need to be included and will continue to put pressure on the county council to deliver what’s best for Norwich.”
Read the draft strategy: LINK