Local Transport Plans set some basic principles, aims and methods for how local government will manage our transport network. As well as informing the county council's highways department, it also affects the borough council's planning decisions. It comes up for review about once a decade and is a really big chance for progress for active travel.
Recently, the UK government has published its "Gear Change" strategy document calling for "Actions, not just words", "Better streets for cycling and people" and "Cycling at the heart of decision-making". It says that "assessment of an authority’s performance with respect to sustainable travel outcomes, particularly cycling and walking, will be taken into account when considering funding allocations for local transport schemes."
In other words, if this Transport Plan doesn't enable good cycling and walking measures, it will hurt Norfolk's funding, again and again for years! It's never been more important that we tell them what we want:
Please take the survey at Norfolk County Council Local Transport Plan 4 (2020- 2036) before 9 November 2020. If you're unsure what to say, some suggestions will appear here in a few days.