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Norwich

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Norwich is a city in Norfolk, England, on the River Wensum in East Anglia, about 100 miles (160 km) north-east of London. Norwich is the county town of Norfolk and unofficially seen as East Anglia's capital. The present-day population of the city is about 142,000. W

In August 2007 Norwich was listed as one of nine finalists in its population group for the International Awards for Liveable Communities. The city eventually won a silver award in the small-city category. W

Norwich community action[edit | edit source]

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Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

National Cycle Route 1 passes through Norwich, linking Beccles and Fakenham (and eventually Dover and the Shetland Islands). W

Sustrans plans to build a bridge between the Riverside area and Whitlingham County Park as part of the Connect2 project from the National Lottery. The country park is currently disconnected from the main residential areas by the River Yare and River Wensum. W

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Grapes Hill Community Garden - Norwich FarmShare

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

As of 2015, the city has 23 parks, 95 open spaces and 59 natural areas managed by the local authority. In addition, there are several privately owned gardens which are occasionally opened to the public in aid of charity. W

The Plantation Garden is a restored Victorian town garden located off Earlham Road. As of 2016, visitors are asked to pay £2 to visit the garden, which is open daily throughout the year. W

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Proposals in the Norwich Transport Strategy include limiting traffic on some roads, introducing five rapid bus links into the city, and creating a 'train-tram' link to the Rackheath ecotown. W

Waterways: The River Yare is navigable from the sea at Great Yarmouth all the way to Trowse, south of the city. From there the River Wensum is navigable into Norwich up to New Mills, and is crossed by the Novi Sad Friendship Bridge. Scheduled trips through the city and out to the nearby The Broads are run by City Boats from outside Norwich Station and also Elm Hill. In June 2012, Norwich City Council gave the go-ahead to introduce punting on the River Wensum. W

Norwich park and ride W

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