Published: Monday, 29th January 2018
A transport study is being undertaken in King's Lynn to analyse current and future transport issues in the town.
The study, which has been funded by £150,000 from the Norfolk business rates pool, matched by £75,000 from the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk and £75,000 from Norfolk County Council, will lead to the development of a transport strategy for the town.
The purpose of the strategy is to develop a series of implementable schemes which will support the ongoing regeneration and development of King's Lynn while improving the flow of traffic in and out of the town.
The study will include traffic modelling, evidence gathering and analysis, and an audit of walking, cycling, public transport, motor vehicles and signage.
There will be a session with stakeholders in early 2018 before any options are identified and a preferred strategy determined.
Further input will be sought from stakeholders on the preferred strategy before any changes are implemented.
It is anticipated that the study will be completed by the end of this year.
Cllr Brian Long, said: "This is a really important study. It will improve our understanding of where the traffic is coming from, where it is going, what times of day are busy and which routes are the busiest. By gaining a greater understanding of the flow of traffic, we will be able to look at options and undertake some modelling to see what impact any of the options may have."