Transport Initiatives, partnered with consultants JMP, won a bid to undertake Stage 2 of the Thetford Loops project. This has been managed by TI’s Rob Marshall.
Thetford is a “Healthy Town” and the Thetford Loops, a series of cycle and walking routes, are seen as a way of expanding an existing well developed walking and cycling network into the surrounding countryside. Stage 2 of the project is a technical assessment. We:-
Whilst Breckland Council identified many potential routes themselves, the final selection depended heavily on the location of the best and safest crossing points of the A11 and B1107 which crossed the area. The A11 is heavily trafficked and the B1107 a switchback with poor forward visibility in places.
Rob is familiar with Thetford, as it was part of his area when he worked for Norfolk County Council. He introduced a number of (even now considered innovative) measures such as raised crossings.
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