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King's Lynn Transport Study

Find out more about the work which aims to improve transport reliability and options for King’s Lynn

Summary

We're working in partnership with Norfolk County Council (NCC) to create a Transport Strategy for the town. The strategy aims to support sustainable economic growth in King’s Lynn by improving travel choices for all, whilst also:

  • bettering air quality
  • protecting historic areas

The project will help us:

  • understand current and future issues
  • arrive at a series of proposals we can implement

It will provide a focus to improve the town, in line with our initiatives below:

The study aims to unlock the significant potential of King’s Lynn by identifying transport barriers to growth and economic development. It will set out a focus and direction for how these will be addressed, following the direction of the our Local Plan - Core Strategy.

Objectives

The study's full objectives are, to:

  • provide a safe environment for travel by all modes
  • encourage town centre accessibility by all modes, whilst conserving and enhancing King’s Lynn’s rich historic environment
  • support sustainable housing and economic growth
  • reduce the need to travel by car through development planning
  • manage traffic congestion in King’s Lynn
  • increase active travel mode share for short journeys
  • promote and encourage the use of public transport
  • reduce harmful emissions and air quality impacts

Overview

The study will comprise a series of work streams, some of which will run in parallel to one another:

  • undertaking of traffic surveys during spring 2018
  • analysis of the current and future transport problems and issues in King’s Lynn
  • development of possible transport options identified by both us and NCC to address issues
  • building of a micro simulation traffic model detailing the central area of the town to test possible transport schemes
  • stakeholder consultation and workshops for identification of a preferred strategy for us and NCC to pursue

Timeline

  • complete work on building transport models - now until December 2018
  • appraise and test long-list of possible transport options - now until December 2018
  • prepare draft short list of possible transport options - December 2018
  • model testing of schemes on the short list to be carried out from December 2018 to February 2019
  • stakeholder engagement - February 2019
  • develop draft strategy - January to March 2019

Funding

The overall cost of the project is £300,000. The contributions are:

  • BCKLWN - £75,000
  • NCC - £75,000
  • a joint bid to the Norfolk Business Rate Pool - £150,000

Project documents

Further information

For further information, please email us at regeneration@west-norfolk.gov.uk.