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Roads could get extra government cash thanks to efficiency drive

Surrey County Council is hopeful it could be in line for extra road repair cash as a government reward for giving taxpayers value for money. From next year, councils that prove they spend highways funding efficiently are set to get a bigger share of the country’s £200 million annual roads maintenance budget under plans recently … Continue reading

Surrey wins more than £2.8 million to tackle congestion and boost growth

Surrey has won more than £2.8 million of government funding to tackle congestion and boost economic growth. Last year the county council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council submitted a joint bid for a series of road improvements in Redhill town centre. It included plans to promote walking by improving pedestrian safety, encourage cycling and … Continue reading

New stats reveal increase in cycling

Pedal power is gaining popularity in Surrey as new figures reveal the percentage of people cycling on a monthly basis has increased. Department for Transport stats have shown that 20% of Surrey folk ride a bike at least once a month – busting the national average of 15%. Elmbridge boasts the highest percentage of people … Continue reading

New rail strategy to tackle some of the country’s most overcrowded trains

Surrey County Council has commissioned a rail strategy to tackle an urgent need to reduce overcrowding and boost economic growth through improvements to the railways. The announcement comes after it was revealed that the 7.32am train service from Woking to London Waterloo is the second most overcrowded in England and Wales. According to the Department … Continue reading

Surrey bids for £1.5m of cycle safety cash

Surrey County Council is bidding for more than £1.5 million to help keep cyclists safe on town centre roads. The council aims to win the cash to install cycle paths in two major towns. If successful, Walton-on-Thames will get cycle paths linking shops and schools with Upper Halliford via the new £32 million bridge being … Continue reading

Surrey wins more than £14 million transport funding

Surrey has won more than £14 million worth of government funding to help revolutionise transport in the county, it was announced today. Last year, the county council submitted a funding bid to government for a series of sustainable transport measures in Guildford, Woking and Redhill. The bid called Travel SMART includes plans for a new park … Continue reading

Have your say on transport revolution

People have been asked for their views on a £16 million plan to revolutionise transport in Surrey. Last year, Surrey County Council submitted a funding bid to government for a series of sustainable transport measures in Guildford, Woking, Redhill and Reigate. The bid called Travel Smart included plans for a new park and ride bus … Continue reading

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