£800,000 traffic shake-up for Norwich’s Tombland put on hold

Tombland junction with Palace Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Tombland junction with Palace Street. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

A decision over a controversial £800,000 city centre road shake-up, which the Norwich School said would put the safety of its pupils at risk, has been put on hold.

As part of its £5.7m Push the Pedalways scheme, to make the city safer for cyclists, Norwich City Council had proposed changes to Tombland and Palace Street, near Norwich Cathedral.

Proposals included replacing the roundabout outside the Maids Head Hotel with a junction, removing the signal controlled pedestrian crossing near the Edith Cavell statue.

Instead, a pedestrian crossing, at a signal-controlled junction would be placed further south, at the junction of Tombland and Princes Street, along with a 'courtesy crossing' near Erpingham Gate.

A two-way cycle track on the eastern side of Tombland and the southern side of Palace Street, between Princes Street and St Martin at Palace Plain was also proposed.

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But councillors have decided to defer a decision until January.

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