People will be asked for their ideas on how to make it safer and easier to cycle, walk and drive around the Guildford gyratory, during a three day exhibition. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council will be drafting a plan to improve Guildford’s busy town centre in a bid to nurture economic growth and … Continue reading
A rallying cry has been sounded for people to support Surrey’s inclusion in Crossrail 2, which could have benefits across the South East. Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched a consultation into the new cross London rail line, which could increase capacity on the South West Main Line by up to 40% at peak … Continue reading
Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched a consultation into plans for a new railway line spanning London called Crossrail 2. During an interview on BBC Surrey radio, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment John Furey called for Surrey and the wider South East’s involvement in the project. You can listen to … Continue reading
A hard-hitting road safety campaign aimed to keep young people safe on the roads has featured in a BBC documentary. License to Kill highlighted how Safe Drive Stay Alive, led by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, uses powerful videos, eyewitness accounts and first hand experiences to educate young people about the potential dangers of the road. Documentary presenter … Continue reading
A flight of 14 locks on the Basingstoke canal reopened this week letting boats navigate the stretch of waterway for the first time in four years. The locks at Deepcut have been closed since 2009 for structural repairs and the replacement of many of the gates which had reached the end of their useful life. … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has been helping to trial an innovative pothole-detecting mobile phone app with road repair experts in the USA. Street Bump has been pioneered by the Mayor’s Office in Boston with the aim of collecting data from motorists when they drive over a pothole. The app works by using a mobile phone’s motion … Continue reading
Iain Reeve, Surrey County Council’s Assistant Director, Economy, Transport and Planning, is interviewed by BBC Surrey about the planned Crossrail Two rail project being vital for the county’s future. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
Watch a video timelapse of Surrey County Council’s new Walton Bridge being built in just three minutes. The impressive structure is the first major road crossing of the River Thames to be built in more than 20 years. The bridge is due to open this summer. Please feel free to embed the video. Media looking for … Continue reading
Surrey must lobby for more involvement in Crossrail Two to reap the benefits for local rail users, according to the county council’s draft rail strategy. The multi-billion pound project could help increase capacity on the overburdened South West Main Line by up to 40% at peak times, easing overcrowding with an extra nine trains per … Continue reading
Calls from ex-wives, over-zealous bosses and child birth are just some of the excuses drivers have given to the police for using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Despite being caught red-handed, many motorists still attempt to talk their way out of trouble. As part of Surrey Police and Surrey County Council’s Drive SMART campaign, … Continue reading
Construction will finish this summer on the first new major road crossing of the River Thames in more than 20 years. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, gave an update on the new Walton Bridge during a site visit.
Research has revealed 9% of children travelling in the back of a car are not strapped into a child seat, sparking a road safety warning. The study commissioned by Surrey County Council* also showed white van man is risking life and limb, with 16% of van drivers not buckling up and 31% of their passengers … Continue reading
An extra £1 million will be spent on repairing damage to Surrey’s roads caused by snow and ice this winter. The additional investment was announced at a meeting of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today by Leader David Hodge. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, welcomed the decision when he said: … Continue reading
Work is due to begin next week* on the new Onslow park and ride, which is expected to reduce the number of cars in Guildford town centre by more than 500 a day. The Manor Park facility will feature 550 parking spaces, priority access for park and ride buses, a waiting room and bike racks. … Continue reading