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Shared use path on Earlham Road.

Shared use path along Earlham Green Lane.

Shared use path crossing Hutchinson Road. This could be improved by keeping the path level and adding give way on the carriageway.

Shared use path on Clover Hill Road, although some prefer the road.

Dragonfly Way is a shared use route to the local shops.

Anti cycling barriers where Cricket Way crosses Bishy Barnebee Way. A cargo bike cannot easily go through.

Cricket Way segregated route through this housing estate mostly uninterrupted by side roads.

Unnecessary barriers at the junction of Cricket Way and the cycleway along Three Score Road. Note the bypass route on the left.

Segregated cycle route on Three Score Road

Fifers Lane and Ives Road junction

Fifers Lane and Ives Road junction

Fifers Lane is busy and has HGV traffic. Many people cycle on the footway here.

Ives Road and Fifers Lane junction that could be the site of a Dutch geometry roundabout

Foot and cycle crossing

Three cyclists are using the footway here because King Street (ring road) is so hostile.

Well used cycle parking at County Hall.

Purple Pedalway through the grounds of County Hall.

Bracondale

NCN 1 and Purple Pedalway on King Street, a very hostile environment

NCN 1 and Purple Pedalway on King Street, which is the ring road here and very hostile.

Purple Pedalway. The surface on the left is in a poor state, it is an access road to a few houses.

Marriott's Way and NCN 1. The path is about 2m wide and paved but not very smooth.

Marriott's Way and NCN 1. Most of the anti-cycling devices have been bypassed now.

Marriott's Way and NCN 1. The path is about 2m wide and paved but not very smooth.

Dolphin Bridge

Dolphin Path shared use

Marriott's Way and NCN 1

Marriott's Way and NCN 1. The path is about 2m wide and paved but not very smooth.

NCN 1 along Princes Street. The surface might be attractive but it's awful to cycle on.

NCN 1 leaves Hellesdon Road and heads back to the route along the railway path.

Marriott's Way NCN 1 crossing the Wensum. The route is about 2m wide, paved but not very smooth.

NCN 1 leaves the railway path at Hellesdon Road temporarily and continues on shared use to the right.

NCN 1 crossing of the inner ring road via a two stage crossing with no detectors

NCN 1 shared use path along Hellesdon Road

Bollards protect people emerging from the path on the left. Great to see the bollards have reflectors and are marked by while lines.

Segregated cycle and foot signalised crossing. The cycle side has detector loops

Rupert Street

Cycle cut through.

Trinity Street

The Avenues.

The junction of The Avenues and Coleman Road. Segregated cycle tracks are proposed for The Avenues, what will the junction layout be?

A view down The Avenues. It is proposed to have segregated cycle tracks on both sides. Ed: A short video of that scheme can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFkyEZ8iyCY

A crossing to the shared use path on the far side, though most cyclists seem to prefer the road.

Unsegregated shared use route.

The route is segregated up to this point and then the footway stops.

Chancellor's Drive isn't very comfortable to cycle along.

The Pink Pedalway between the Yare and the University

A route across UEA grounds that is indicated by closely spaced solar studs.

Narrow shared use path along Bluebell Road

Zebra crossing of Bluebell Road also used by cycles.

Cycle way through Eaton Park

About 3m wide shared use

Non-signalised crossing of Chapelfield North.

The large refuge at the end of Brazen Gate could be modified to provide space for a cycle track.

Very narrow central cycle lane on Brazen Gate. The large refuge on the left may provide space to improve this.

The Yellow Pedalway, aka Lakenham Way, is a well used shared use route of about 2.5m width. The proposal is to change this to a 2m footway and 3m segregated cycle track with improved landscaping.

Ipswich Road. The proposal is to remove the turning area and centre bollards and formalise some of the parking on the left and add segregated cycle tracks on both sides.

A small cut through from Oldhall Road to Hall Road.

Hall Road. The proposal is to remove the centre turning area, reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph and add segregated cycle tracks. The trees on the right may have to be removed with compensating trees added behind the camera.

Looking up the hill towards Newmarket Road. It is proposed that the cycleway at the crest of the hill will be two way, however it's unclear how those heading up the hill would join it.

Slip road from Newmarket Road to Eaton. The proposal is to widen the cycle track and make it two way.

The Pink Pedalway cycle route crosses Jarrold's Footbridge and then heads to the city via the path turning past the bench in the middle right of the picture.

Jarrold's Footbridge, which you can also cycle on.

Off road shared use path of 2m+ width running on one side of Heartsease Lane.

The end of Valley Drive where it joins Heartsease Lane at the toucan crossing.

The Valley Drive is a foot and cycle route of about 2m width and a smooth surface.

The Pink Pedalway crosses Mousehold Heath using The Valley Drive, with a width of about 2m.

The Pink Pedalway crosses the road here on a raised table. Additionally there is a protected merge lane to the main carriageway.

A 2.5m wide smooth shared use path on Gurney Road.

Gurney Road has been improved with a 2.5m smooth shared use path, a narrowed part for motor traffic, the removal of the centre line, a 20mph limit and some tables and speed cushions.

A Maderna Truck XXL cargo bike on Britannia Road, Mousehold Heath with Norwich Cathedral in the background.

The crossing from the slip road to Eaton on Newmarket Road. It is proposed to add a signalised crossing here.

The shared use path on Newmarket Road is unpaved here.

Wide splays at the entrance to a minor road, Sunningdale.

Newmarket Road with shared use path.

Newmarket Road is quite wide here, with a shared use path.

Newmarket Road junction with Christchurch Road and Lime Tree Road. The toucan could be replaced by a 'green scramble' to allow cycles to join the proposed on-road cycle tracks from the off-road track behind the camera.

There is some well-intentioned but rather confusing infrastructure here. You need to stop and think how to use it, which is a fail. The intention seems to be to allow those coming from the left to join the shared use behind the camera.

There is some well-intentioned but rather confusing infrastructure here. You need to stop and think how to use it, which is a fail. The point here seems to be to allow right turns (going to the left out of the picture).

There is some well-intentioned but rather confusing infrastructure here. You need to stop and think how to use it, which is a fail.

Footway on the south side of Newmarket Road, cycling is not legal here. Although this could be made shared use there is the issue of blind entrances and crossing side roads.

Newmarket Road. The signal crossing at #64829 could be moved here?

Newmarket Road gets wider here in the south west direction. Segregated cycle tracks could be built here by replacing the two-stage crossing with a single stage or moving the crossing to the other side of the junction, see #64830.

Newmarket Road with two lanes plus a bus lane. The challenge is how to provide high quality cycle tracks from this point up to where the road widens, which is about where the traffic signals are in the far distance.

At this point Newmarket Road has two lanes plus a bus lane. There is little remaining verge on the far side. The near side footway could be narrowed a little as there is not a huge number of people walking here.

Possible future route for the Blue Pedalway

Route of Blue Pedalway

A cycle crossing adjacent to a zebra crossing (out of the picture to the right, see #64823

Cycle crossing next to a zebra crossing.

Exit from cycle-only Little Bethel Street to Chapelfield North. The footway is continuous and the layout makes it clear that cyclists are crossing the footway.

Formerly for all vehicles Little Bethel Street is now cycles and pedestrians only.

North connection from King Street to the Novi Sad Friendship bridge, and also a bypass of the junction with Rouen Road. Odd to have a shared use sign when the route is segregated.

South connection from the Novi Sad Friendship bridge to King Street. There is plenty of room here for a protected merge in lane when heading away from the camera.

Segregated cycle track giving access to the Novi Sad Friendship bridge, which is on the right.

Looking north east across the Novi Sad Friendship bridge.

The River Wensum path north of the Novi Sad Friendship bridge.

The River Wensum path as it approaches Carrow Road. The fork to the left joins Carrow Road while the path to the right goes under.

The River Wensum path as it passes under Carrow Road. The path is narrow and the surface a bit lumpy.

This part of the path on the north side of the River Wensum has a loose gravel surface. With the slopes and turns this makes it a very poor surface for cycling on.

This section of the path on the north side of the River Wensum is block paved.

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