The Greater Thetford Development Partnership (GTDP) Community Subgroup is conducting on an investigation in to cycling and walking routes in and around Thetford, and how they could be improved.
Public Input Provided
Over the summer of 2017, the sub-group requested feedback from individuals, organisations and community groups about local cycling and walking routes, and in particular in the following areas:
Any problems that make them difficult, dangerous or even impossible to use? Think narrow or obstructed routes, or problems caused by poor surfaces.
Gaps in Routes
Any gaps in existing routes, such as short missing links or busy roads without suitable crossing points?
Any routes missing completely or that you would like to see? This might include the lack of a pavement alongside a road, or being forced to cycle along a busy road.
Feedback could be provided online, by post or in person. A total of 32 responses were received.
What Happens Next
The Sub-Group considered the responses received at its September meeting and is now working on a report for the GTDP Board to consider. The report will summarise the issues identified, and suggest priorities for improvements that will bring most benefit to the community. It will then be up to the various partners on the Board whether and how they implement the recommendations.
An initialwas considered by the Community Sub-Group at its January 2018 meeting. Further work is ongoing to get a better idea of what improvements might be possible and how they might be achieved given the availability of resources.
Awas prepared in March 2018, adding photos and maps and a few more issues based on feedback received.
Awas prepared in May 2018. The various proposed actions have been put into groups, with recommendations for how to proceed with each one.
Theof the report was presented to the GTDP Board at its meeting on 11th June 2018.
Rather than taking a position on the recommendations, the Board asked for further discussion with Council Officers about the various projects listed.