Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Things are gradually getting better for pedestrians in Norwich -- but there is still a long way to go...


To mark the success of the three-year 'Spatial Metro' programme, delegates from all over Europe, including Norwich's twin cities of Koblenz and Rouen, will take part in a conference at St Andrew's Hall from Thursday 15th to Friday 16th May.

The Spatial Metro EU project has brought real benefits to Norwich,
transforming places like the Lanes and St Andrew's Plain into spaces people want to spend time in.
The conference will draw on these achievements, other international success stories and the experiences of the Spatial Metro EU project and offer creativity, expertise and practical solutions to improve cities for pedestrians.

 

The Green Party supports these pedestrian-friendly measures that have happened and supports the Spatial Metro project, but believes that Norwich still has a very long way to go, particularly with promoting pedestrian safety and good crossing facilities across the city.

 

As our Party's Transport Spokesman, I'm pleased that this Conference is happening in Norwich, and we are pleased with the real improvements for pedestrians that have taken place in parts of the city in recent years, as a result of certain street closures and pedestrianisation measures. But, until Norwich has 20mph limits in residential areas, until more key zones of the city centre – such as Westlegate – are pedestrianised, and until there is proper funding available to implement pedestrian crossings all over the city where they are needed, then Norwich cannot rest on its laurels. The Green Party wants to see far more done to benefit pedestrians, and this would be a priority under a Green-Party-led administration...

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To mark the success of the three-year 'Spatial Metro' programme, delegates from all over Europe, including Norwich's twin cities of Koblenz and Rouen, will take part in a conference at St Andrew's Hall from Thursday 15th to Friday 16th May.

The Spatial Metro EU project has brought real benefits to Norwich,
transforming places like the Lanes and St Andrew's Plain into spaces people want to spend time in.
The conference will draw on these achievements, other international success stories and the experiences of the Spatial Metro EU project and offer creativity, expertise and practical solutions to improve cities for pedestrians.

 

The Green Party supports these pedestrian-friendly measures that have happened and supports the Spatial Metro project, but believes that Norwich still has a very long way to go, particularly with promoting pedestrian safety and good crossing facilities across the city.

 

As our Party's Transport Spokesman, I'm pleased that this Conference is happening in Norwich, and we are pleased with the real improvements for pedestrians that have taken place in parts of the city in recent years, as a result of certain street closures and pedestrianisation measures. But, until Norwich has 20mph limits in residential areas, until more key zones of the city centre – such as Westlegate – are pedestrianised, and until there is proper funding available to implement pedestrian crossings all over the city where they are needed, then Norwich cannot rest on its laurels. The Green Party wants to see far more done to benefit pedestrians, and this would be a priority under a Green-Party-led administration...

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