Discussions with key stakeholders around initial ideas
ACTIVE AND CLEAN CONNECTIVITY
Town Investment Plan theme: Sustainably connected town
The active and clean connectivity package is a series of infrastructure improvements supported by active travel plans and a behaviour change campaign to encourage people to use healthier, more active, or more environmentally friendly forms of transport in line with current Government policy.
The proposals within this package help to deliver on the Borough Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency and the Kings Lynn Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), while responding to local transport and health demands.
The project is formed of three key elements:
- Two Active Travel Hubs – one out of town on the Nar Ouse Enterprise Zone, and one connected to the toilet block at the Baker Lane car park in town. The hub at the Enterprise Zone will feature 50 car parking spaces, 6 electric car charging points, alongside secure cycle parking, e-cycle/scooter charging points and lockers. It will provide an ideal location to promote sustainable travel on bus, bike and foot to and from the town centre. The town centre hub will also provide secure storage, lockers and e-cycle charging points.
- Improvements to the town’s cycling and walking infrastructure ensuring that the existing network is more linked up and accessible. These will help meet many of the key findings from the recent Walking and Cycling Survey.
- Development of active travel plans to assist local businesses to encourage their employees to choose more active or environmentally friendly ways to travel to and from workplaces.
The Town Deal Project is being led by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk with input from Norfolk County Council.
*An element of this project originally was to make changes to the town’s one way system to make it safer for cyclists and improve access for public transport.
This element is now included in a separate Norfolk County Council bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Proposals developed following feedback
Late Summer 2022:
Final Business case to be submitted to the Town Deal Board
Submission of Business Case to Government
Autumn 22/Winter 2022/23:
Detailed design, planning, statutory and public consultation
Feedback to start once first phase of the project is underway.