Surrey County Council has been awarded £997,843 to deliver improved facilities for walking and cycling throughout the county.
The investment will see more cycle and walking routes being created across the county and the development of ‘Liveable neighbourhoods’. Liveable neighbourhoods are areas that are improved to be more people-centred with infrastructure and schemes such as 20mph zones that make it easier and safer to walk and cycle.
Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Growth said: “We’re delighted that the government is continuing to support Surrey’s plans for walking and cycling improvements by awarding us more funding so we can continue to transform how residents and visitors travel around our county and give them the confidence to walk and cycle safely.
“With 41% of Surrey’s carbon emissions coming from transport, choosing to travel more sustainably will also mean we can all play our part to become a net zero county by 2050.
“This funding will complement a range of other schemes we’ve already implemented to improve walking and cycling facilities across Surrey. These include active travel schemes on the A23 in Redhill and Park Road in Stanwell, local cycling and walking plans in Woking, Reigate and Banstead, Spelthorne, Runnymede, Elmbridge, Mole Valley and Waverley, as well as a £50m investment to improve bus services and help grow user numbers.”
Surrey County Council was awarded the funding from the Department of Transport’s Active Travel Fund (ATF4) which helps councils to develop better designed walking and cycling schemes.
For more details about active travel in Surrey see www.surreycc.gov.uk/activejourneys
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