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Average car journey speeds faster to London than to King's Lynn

It is slower for some drivers to get to Lynn than to London, according to a transport strategy presented to councillors.

The report, prepared on behalf of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP), was presented to members of Norfolk County Council's environment, development and transport committee during a meeting on Friday.

Traffic queues on Hardwick Road King's Lynn (2126977)
Traffic queues on Hardwick Road King's Lynn (2126977)

The report suggests that those driving from Norwich to London will travel at an average speed of 54mph, while those going from Norwich to Lynn will travel at an average speed of just 41mph.

It adds that average speeds for regional journeys are slower than those to major national centres, and says "funding and delivery of planned improvements needs to be secured to improve these average speeds".

The report also notes that there is "regular congestion" on the A47 in Lynn.

The strategy, which was developed through the Local Transport Board, is a "high level, strategic document setting out transport priorities across the two counties in order to deliver NALEP's Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy".

Officials say the document was built on a "substantial evidence base", including both economic and transport information specifically commissioned for the transport strategy.

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