Risk to pupils in King’s Lynn if bus route opens to cars

The South Lynn to Boal Street bus route in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The South Lynn to Boal Street bus route in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A bus route through the outskirts of King's Lynn should not be opened up to all traffic, a councillor warns.

Consultants working for West Norfolk council say the route, which runs through the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area and the Friars, should be opened up to cars as part of a waterfront revamp.

But Alexandra Kemp, county councillor for South Lynn, says children walking to and from Whitefriars School would be at risk from extra traffic.

'Cars going by the doorstep green, along the route taken by infants to Whitefriars Primary, is not acceptable to South Lynn,' she said in an e-mail to officials.

'The school and governors are against it, as are families and businesses in South Lynn, and the national cycle network.'

The bus route was opened in 2011 in a build to cut congestion on London Road, by giving buses a traffic-free direct route into the centre of Lynn. Parts of it are narrow as it approaches the town.

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