Norfolk is to benefit from £1.8m of funding to support high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure, as part of the Department for Transport's Active Travel Fund.
Across England, authorities are being given a share in a £175m fund designed to make local journeys safer for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists alike. This comes as a new survey reveals nearly eight out of ten people support measures to reduce road traffic in their neighbourhood, and two thirds of people support reallocating road space for walking and cycling.
In the East of England, almost 74% of adults walk or cycle once a week, whilst 35% walk or cycle five times a week.
Norfolk County Council is receiving £1.8m of funding in two tranches and - along with other councils - will be expected to consult with local authorities before rolling out schemes in their area.
And, of course, walking and cycling are good for overall fitness and mental health: and help us all to play a part in reducing emissions and working towards the government's carbon Net Zero target by 2050.