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The member of parliament for North Norfolk has been fighting the district’s case in parliament today, attempting to get clarity on a regulation which could seriously harm community transport.

A decade ago Norwich City Council elected to roll out a blanket 20mph speed limit across the city - in a move described at the time as “unenforceable”.

People with disabilities will have the chance to try out a range of specially-adapted bikes in Norwich on Friday,

County councillors are to write directly to the government as they look to safeguard Norwich’s ticket to ride to the birth place of the Fab Four.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has demanded further details from the government over claims the promised Norwich in 90 train improvements could be in doubt.

A claim that the Norwich in 90 minutes train time ambition by Greater Anglia could hit the buffers has been refuted by an MP and the train operator.

Government proposals to put passengers at the heart of changes in aviation and a focus on supporting regional airports have been welcomed by the boss of Norwich Airport.

Opinion: Cracking down on mindless minority

Monday, April 9, 2018

I’ve reached that age at which it’s good to be grumpy but action on two of my pet-hate motoring issues cheered me up this week – middle-lane hoggers and pavement-parkers.

From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.

Transport bosses need to get into the fast lane in delivering more efficient cross-city bus services.

A charity that runs community transport services in rural areas has received a £10,000 cash boost to help it cope with proposed changes to operating permits.

A new roundabout could replace a series of staggered crossroads which have become an accident blackspot on a major road between Norwich and Ipswich.

Millions of pounds are up for grabs to further boost cycling provision in Norwich.

Millions fewer journeys are being made on Norfolk buses, with figures showing a near 10pc drop in passenger numbers within three years.

New figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the walking habits of people across the region.

A school in Dereham hosted a meeting between community representatives to highlight the need for safety improvements on one of the town’s busiest roads.

A mere 14 miles of Norfolk’s council-run A roads were judged to be needing repairs over the past year, new statistics have revealed.

Fears have been raised that Norwich could lose its direct rail link to Liverpool when the new franchise for the East Midlands service is awarded.

So the government backed down on its bid to extend the first MOT on cars to four years this week. That’s a victory for common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Rail conductor/guards employed by Greater Anglia are to walk out on strike again for three days – but the company insists passengers in Norfolk should not face any disruption.

Norfolk County Council is to apply for up to £100m in funding to make “much needed” improvements to the county’s A-roads.

Ambulance bosses have apologised after a cyclist, knocked down on a new roundabout connected to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, had to wait three hours to be treated.

Fears have been raised that the dualling of the Acle Straight could still be years away, after the road seemed to be omitted from thinking over the next major investment in England’s roads.

Plans described as “difficult and “unambitious” could reverse swathing cuts to the rural rail network by restoring services which were scrapped in the 1960s.

Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance, offers some driving tips to help get you through winter.

The controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road will now cost £16.5m a mile - after the bill increased to an estimated £205m.

Less than three quarters of fixed speed cameras around Norfolk are actually switched on and catching offenders, it has been revealed.

Vital community transport services in rural parts of Norfolk could be put under threat if providers have to apply for expensive operator licences.

A Norwich road will be shut for eight weeks as part of a £10.3m project to prevent flooding in and around the city.

The spending of millions of pounds to improve cycle routes around Norwich has had its critics, but new figures show cycling has increased by more than 40pc since the shake-up started.

Upgrades to bottleneck junction will “definitely be going ahead”, says a Norfolk MP.

Campaigners will speak to the transport secretary to press the case for a multi-million pound investment on a bottleneck railway junction.

A stretch of Magdalen Road in Norwich will be closed for up to five nights next month as work on a cycle scheme gets underway.

Bus and train operator Go-Ahead, which employs around 400 people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, has reported a slump in annual profits amid continuing woe for its strike-hit Southern Railway operation.

Today is the first day members of public can have their say on the latest plans for a new bridge scheme.

Poll: Bold new design for bridge project

Friday, September 1, 2017

A bold new design has emerged for Great Yarmouth’s proposed third river crossing.

A charity which encourages people to walk has warned opening up busy pedestrianised Norwich city centre streets to cyclists would be “foolhardy and irresponsible”.

On or off your bike? That’s the debate amid moves to allow cyclists to ride in more pedestrianised city centre streets at any time of the day.

Ground investigation works have been carried out as the final editions are made to Lowestoft’s third crossing plans.

Recently, the Department for Transport launched a public consultation on the East Midlands rail franchise.

Now in its third year, Great Yarmouth’s Wheels Festival has once again proved popular.

Over 5,000 bikers have made their way to Great Yarmouth seafront for a celebration of all things petrol.

There will be a rare chance to hear the roar of wartime aeroplane at a festival celebrating engineering.

A coastal town is gearing up for a two day festival that celebrates vehicles of all descriptions.

Drivers are set for further disruption when the final phase of a controversial £3m shake-up in how traffic uses Norwich city centre starts.

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