How we fix this

Ban on Fossil Fuel Vehicles

Norwich should set an ambitious date by which all fossil fuel vehicles will be removed from the city centre (before a removal from the Greater Norwich area)

Oxford is starting its fossil fuel vehicle phase-out in 2020. There is no reason why Norwich cannot do the same

In the meantime, a Norwich Ultra-Low Emission Zone could clean our air by gradually removing the most toxic vehicles 

Ban on Fossil Fuel Vehicles

Make Buses Better

Our buses are overpriced, dirty and unreliable. A new system of ownership can ensure our services are run for people, not profit. For now, Norfolk County Council should apply for bus franchising (akin to TFL)

Norwich should no longer be accepting old buses deemed too dirty for other regions. We need a fully electric service, now

Make Buses Better

Pedestrian Experience

As well as increased pedestrianisation, we want streets that are kinder to people, that engender community life: more zebra crossings, benches, community art, street trees & planters. Crossings should be green for pedestrians by default, or at least give more time for people to cross

We want low-traffic neighbourhoods, and 5 or 10mph speed limits on residential streets. Cars should feel like visitors in a public space, not owners of the space

Pedestrian Experience

Car Plan

A Car Plan (aka a Traffic Circulation Plan) would use a variety of measures including modal filters and restrictions to create pockets for vehicles to access in-and-out of but, end travel through the city centre

The best example is perhaps Ghent's circulatieplan which has inspired Birmingham's Transport Plan 2031.  Car Plans reduce air pollution and congestion, and create more liveable cities

Car Plan

SchoolStreets
&
PlayStreets

#SchoolStreets are school roads that are closed to general traffic during the school run hours, allowing children to travel to and from school more peacefully, in cleaner air

#PlayStreets are roads closed by residents on a temporary basis so that children can safely play in their streets, and adults can get to know each other

SchoolStreets & PlayStreets

Cycling Facilities

We need a connected, segregated, high-quality cycle network, with on-street parking removed from arterial roads where necessary in order to create this.

Our city also needs to become cargo-bike friendly, with parking facilities designed into every residential and business development

Cycling Facilities

Parklets

Parklets are miniature parks, usually the size of a car park space, and located on residential streets. They are small pieces of land reclaimed from private property storage and returned to the people - pockets of community connection and neighbourliness. We want to see parklets throughout Norwich's residential streets

See Living Street's toolkit for more information

Parklets