Major Norwich road set for revamp to accommodate cycling and walking

A city centre road in Norwich is poised to get an £800,000 revamp to improve the area for walking and cycling.

One-way roads, a new 20mph zone and a segregated cycle lane are just some of the proposals put forward in a shake-up of Norwich’s St Stephens Road and the surrounding areas.

St Stephens Road was used by almost 15,000 vehicles daily in 2020, according to the department for transport, down from almost 19,000 in 2019.

The proposals are the latest to be put forward as part of the Department for Transports Transforming Cities Fund, which has seen £32m awarded to the city for its roads network, reports the Eastern Daily Times.

The transforming cities committee, which includes members of Norfolk, Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk councils, will decide this week if the scheme should go ahead.

Martin Wilby, Norfolk County council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “The whole idea for the proposals is to improve the area for pedestrians, cyclists and all modes of transport – making it easier and safer for people to access the area.”

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