Greener – Cheaper – Healthier – Quicker. Travel Norfolk website launched to help residents get around the way they want.
Norfolk County Council has launched a new website to help residents and visitors get around the county more easily with all travel information and a useful journey planner in one place.
www.travelnorfolk.co.uk is the next step in the creation of the ‘Travel Norfolk’ brand which launched last year to provide the county with a consistent strong identity to showcase what options are available and to show travel as a convenient single system.
Cllr Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said; “So much of what we do is about getting people around the county, whether it’s building new infrastructure for improved walking and cycling routes or improving bus priority on our roads. We want to make travelling easier – and this new website does just that by bringing local, up to date and real time information for public transport, alongside up to date trails information and cycling infrastructure people can start to see all the options available to them in one place and choose to travel in the way that they want.”
The Travel Norfolk website has a number of unique benefits making it the place to go when you’re planning a journey from A to B or a day out in the county.
- The journey planner features local, real-time information from all public transport operators across the county and the handy map allows the user to select an individual bus stop and see which routes service that stop.
- Motivation-based planning: The Travel Norfolk journey planner allows users to input trip criteria based on their motivations. Whether it is focused on journey time, environmentally, health benefits, or cost savings routes. Once users enter the start point and destination the route finder will map out the best routes, giving users an estimation of time and a mileage count, highlighting the fastest, greenest, healthiest, and cheapest route depending on people’s motivation.
- The map can be personalised – allowing the user to toggle on toilets and other local amenities including cycle parking and cycle share bays – making it easier for people to plan a journey using more than one mode. For example – why not hop on a beryl to a bus stop to pick up your bus?
- Find local electric vehicle charge points by toggling these on using the map key.
- Whether you’re a keen walker or a novice looking for inspiration the walking map shows all national trails, Norfolk trails and other local walks by selecting them in the key. Plus, if you toggle the bus stops on it’s easier to plan a linear walk or find out which routes are accessible by bus.
- For those who prefer two wheels, with both commuter routes and leisure routes across the county available to view using the key in the cycle map.
- Our recently launched Good Journey campaign which promotes car-free days out, is also featured with attractions that are signed up plotted on the map with the ability to plan a route to it in just a couple of clicks.
The website is already set for future developments to enhance it’s capability. This will include the ability to deliver multi-modal journey results on the journey planner, park & ride services as a travel option, car club bays and local car park information.
To plan your journey visit www.travelnorfolk.co.uk