Reader Letter: What about the motorists in Norwich?

Norwich city roadworks. The Rouen Road junction with Cattle Market Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich city roadworks. The Rouen Road junction with Cattle Market Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

There are so many difficulties in emerging from the top of Rouen Road now.

For starters the top of Cattle Market Street is often blocked by queuing traffic.

Ah, but wait a minute, the authorities have tried to ease the position by constructing another expensive looking carriageway, although it is difficult to evaluate its purpose because nothing is on it! I suspect it is a cycle lane.

It would be fascinating to know the percentage of cars to cyclists in Norwich, but bearing in mind you hardly ever see a cyclist, the difference must be overwhelmingly massive.

Accordingly, common sense suggests to me you try to make improvements to keep cars moving.


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To be fair, I am occasionally conscious of a cyclist, particularly when they are in the Newmarket Road bus lane. The bus driver cannot overtake for in excess of a mile, so everyone becomes agitated and diesel fumes abound.

Finally, apart from the cycling enthusiast, how many people in Norwich are capable of cycling up Rose Lane and Cattle Market Street in one trip?

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Bernie Woods, Kedleston Drive, Cringleford

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