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An early example of pedestrianisation in London Street, Norwich. An historical collection of lost photographs showing a developing Britain from the 1960s were found in a basement at the University of Sheffield department of town and regional planning. They belonged to esteemed government planner JR ‘Jimmy’ James. See the 1967 video of the launch of the pedestrianised street here: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/9406

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Lost cache of photographs reveals Norwich’s planning heritage

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2014 could be a revolutionary year for Norwich. Living Streets have arrived at City Hall to coordinate a programme of walking initiatives funded by the Department of Health. Things are due to properly kick off in May 2014.

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Norwich: A Fine City for a Walking Revolution Infographic - As Norwich approaches the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first fully pedestrian street in the UK, the city is perfectly placed to lead a walking revolution in the UK. Walk Norwich is a 15 month programme of work to commence during National Walking Month 2014. With a broad objective of engaging with schools, workplaces and communities, promises a lot for this Walking City.

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In 1967 Norwich was the first city in the UK to get a fully pedestrian street. London Street remains a walkers haven. Great for shopping, café culture and enjoying life.

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