Vote Bike 2021

On 6 May 2021, you can vote in local and regional elections. Please Vote Bike. And if you have had any leaflets from candidates, please contact them to ask if they support cycling. Here are some suggested questions for county council candidates (if you're not near King's Lynn, change the town name!): Will you support ...

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Norfolk Local Transport Plan Consultation

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 ...

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Norfolk loses 42% of its National Cycle Network

Dear Norfolk County Council Cycling and Walking Champion, Does Norfolk County Council have any response to losing 42% of its National Cycle Network routes for safety reasons[1] at this time of increased cycling, government guidelines[3] saying to cycle and walk in preference to driving or public transport and new government statutory guidance[4] to build cycle ...

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KL Transport Study Stage Two: Good, Bad and Bizarre

Following discussion at this month's meeting, KLWNBUG broadly welcomes the proposed inclusion of the following cycling measures in the King's Lynn Transport Strategy: Tennyson Avenue pedestrian & cycle improvements (but see below about dismissing the bridge idea) Historic quayside cycle route Way-finding & signage provision (we call on the councils to adopt the local route ...

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King's Lynn to Hunstanton Greenway presentation

Matt Hayward of Norfolk County Council, the Lead Project Officer for the Greenways in our corner of Norfolk, has kindly agreed to come and meet with West Norfolk Cycling UK (CTC) and give a presentation at The Anvil in Congham on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. The presentation will start at 7:30pm.  Non members welcome to attend.

Another 2m of Cycle Track Built!

Two years ago, we reported that cyclists crossing the new bridge over the River Nar from Central Park (known locally as balls-up park after the sculptural balls dotted around it) were expected to cross two metres of grass and jump off a high kerb if they wanted to join Sandpiper Way (in the development opposite ...

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King's Lynn's Imaginary Cycling Network

In Norfolk County Council's Cycling and Walking Strategy (previously the Cycling and Walking Action Plan - CWAP), there's a map of the King's Lynn Cycling Network as well as the long-distance route map mentioned in "Bawsey Bumps and the CWAP Map". Here's the King's Lynn Cycling Network: Looks good, doesn't it? Look closer. Look, for ...

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Bawsey Bumps and the CWAP Map

Two years ago, Norfolk County Council consulted on its Cycling and Walking Action Plan. Among the plan's pages, there was this encouraging map: At long last, King's Lynn would get a decent cycle route to the east, offering a more direct official route to Norwich - although still indirect because NCC don't recognise/improve any obvious ...

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