The Quiet Lanes Concept
The first scheme was a national pilot project developed in partnership with the Countryside Agency and implemented in Spring 2000, covering the area between Cromer, North Walsham and Bacton. This area was chosen because it is within the North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a good network of existing minor roads. There are 59km of Quiet Lanes, on ‘C’ or ‘U’ class roads which represents about a third of the highway network in the area.
The Quiet Lanes schemes aim to make minor rural links better for road users, including walkers and cyclists and horse riders. They encourage motorists to use the most suitable routes and ask all users to be considerate towards each other when travelling on a Quiet Lane. They also provide links to the public footpath and bridleway networks.
‘Quiet Lanes’ is about widening transport choice by looking at ways of managing Norfolk’s minor road network and the competing uses required of them. This is against a background of rising traffic levels and local peoples’ concern about their ‘quality of life’.
Norfolk County Council’s Quiet Lane initiative
You can view and download Norfolk County Councils own concept overview of the Quiet Lane scheme.
The CPRE’s Guide to Quiet Lanes
CPRE is one of the leading organisations promoting the concept of Quiet Lanes, as part of a wider strategy to promote environmentally sustainable transport and lower speed limits on country lanes and through villages.
You can view or download CPRE’s guide to Quiet Lanes by clicking on the image below