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Concerns raised over lack of dedicated cycling routes in West Norfolk

A West Norfolk county councillor has bemoaned a lack of dedicated cycle lanes in the area.

Councillor Alex Kemp said Norfolk has lost 42 per cent of its National Cycle Network (NCS) due to safety reasons.

She said: “Norfolk County Council needs to increase its dedicated cycle lanes, take special care to preserve their integrity, and not allow any to be downgraded in any way.

Councillor Alex Kemp is concerned over the lack of cycling options in the area
Councillor Alex Kemp is concerned over the lack of cycling options in the area

“Open spaces and corridors of exercise are critical to the county’s health post-Covid. Travelling safely by walking and cycling to work is Government advice.”

Sustrans, the UK’s walking and cycling charity, campaign for and manage the NCS.

County councillor Andrew Jamieson, champion for cycling and walking, said: “We’re keen to support a cycle network that suits both experienced cyclists and people increasingly choosing to cycle to school and work, and for leisure and shopping.

“We will work closely with Sustrans towards their goal for a gold standard National Cycle Network, as this will build on our work on improved active travel provision across the county, including our Greenways project to develop traffic free paths along former railways.”

For more information on Sustrans and to find the NCS routes in West Norfolk visit www.sustrans.org.uk/

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