‘Tis the season to… plan your journeys
Whether you’re heading home late from the Festive Lights Switch-On or want to find cycling and walking routes to burn off some of those seasonal treats, the Travel Norfolk website is here to help you plan your journeys this Christmas. With local, accurate and real-time public transport information, the site offers a one-stop shop for people wanting travel information for Norfolk or to find a travel mode to suit them. Whether it’s using the five handy park & ride sites, using one of the many recently extended bus services across the county or wanting to find cycle parking or cycle share bays close to where they are going, Travel Norfolk has it all.
For those needing to head to the city by car, there’s now also the option to show live parking information for Norwich’s main multi-storey car parks, helping Christmas shoppers to see where spaces are available during peak times. Simply click on the key on the site’s journey planner map and select from a range of useful information – as well as parking spaces, you can quickly and easily locate the nearest Beryl docking station, vehicle charging point, taxi rank or toilet facilities.
Cllr Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said: “The lead up to Christmas is always going to be a busy time on our roads, particularly with people needing to access Norwich and our county’s towns for shopping, festive events and celebrations. With a whole range of travel options on offer, if you need to leave the car at home, the Travel Norfolk website can help you plan your journey across a range of modes using the most up-to-date local travel information available.
“Our journey planner allows people to plan trips based on their priorities, such as journey time, health benefits or cost savings routes so whether you need to get to the office party quickly or want to save some money at what’s an expensive time of year, you’ll find all the information you need to support your choices. And if you need to park in the heart of Norwich to get heavy bags home, you can now see when and where spaces are available to save valuable time.”
The journey planner was also recently updated to allow people searching for journeys in the Greater Norwich area to see Beryl bikes and e-scooters and for those living in Great Yarmouth, the Ginger e-scooters are offered as a travel option.
The journey planner continues to develop with even more capability coming soon, including park & ride journeys and multi-modal options.
To find out more about the journey planner and to plan your festive journeys, visit travelnorfolk.co.uk/festivetravel