The Norfolk Coast Partnership worked with the Countryside Agency (now part of Natural England) and Norfolk County Council on the Quiet Lanes Project in the north east parishes of the AONB. Look out for the Quiet Lane logo on smaller roads in this area.
The aims of the Quiet Lanes project are:
- To make some minor rural roads more attractive for those who wish to walk, cycle and horse ride along them
- To maintain the character of minor rural roads by seeking to contain rising traffic growth that is widespread in rural areas
Norfolk County Council summarises the project in a 16 page booklet. To read it, download the adjacent pdf.
The Norfolk project forms part of a national initiative.
The national objectives for Quiet Lanes are:
- To provide networks of routes that cater for drivers, walkers, cyclists and horse riders
- To link rights of way networks, open spaces, places of interest environmental protection / enhancement of country lanes
- To show potential for partnership working involving the public
- To develop technical solutions to encourage motorised traffic to slow down and which are in keeping with the local area
- Development of Quiet Lane networks that are backed by a strategic approach to traffic demand management over a wider, well-defined area
If you are interested in exploring the quiet lanes network by bicycle have a look at our Norfolk Coast Cycleway map where the regional route 30 from Cromer to Great Yarmouth passes through them. On the reverse of the map there is also a Quiet Lanes explorer as displayed on the link.