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Works to improve Guildford traffic hotspots begin

Works to ease congestion and improve air quality have begun on the A323 Guildford Road this week. The works at the junction with the A324 Pirbright Road also involve creating a controlled crossing making it easier for residents to cross the road safely. These changes are part of a wider Guildford hotspots project which also … Continue reading

Extended free bus travel for bus pass users

Elderly and disabled residents with concessionary bus passes will be able to enjoy free bus travel all day, every day from this week. As part of Surrey County Council’s efforts to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, free bus travel is now available before 930am to help eligible residents make use of early morning slots … Continue reading

Merry Gritmas and Gritley Come Dancing – Surrey school children name new gritters

Children from infant and primary schools across the county have helped to name some of Surrey’s brand-new fleet of gritters which will help keep our roads safe over the winter. The new vehicles operate more efficiently, have state-of-the art technology on board and produce less carbon emissions.  Over 200 schools were invited to take part … Continue reading

County Council boost to bring in cleaner, greener buses

A new scheme backed by £49m of county council funding, has been announced today (24 November 2020) to accelerate the introduction of ultra-low and zero emission buses in Surrey. The Surrey Ultra Low and Zero Emission scheme will see the introduction of up to 80 ultra-low or zero-emission buses and 50 community transport minibuses by … Continue reading

Funding confirmed for A320 Chertsey to Ottershaw improvements

Funding worth £41.8 million to make significant improvements to the A320 between Chertsey and Ottershaw has been confirmed. Surrey County Council and Runnymede Borough Council were awarded the money by Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. It will ensure there is extra capacity on this busy stretch of road to unlock future housing sites. Legal agreements … Continue reading

Walkers and cyclists to benefit from £6m investment in Surrey’s streets

Surrey County Council has been allocated £6, 445, 750 of government funding to invest in improved footpaths and cycleways for residents. Surrey was granted £848, 000 in June 2020 which the council upped to £1.69 million to support the roll out of ten active travel schemes. The first scheme to be installed was in Farnham, … Continue reading

89,000 Surrey street lights to be converted to environmentally-friendly LEDs

A major £20 million programme to convert all Surrey’s street lights to energy-efficient LEDs has begun. It’s expected to take three years to change all 89,000 lights in the county. Work started in Guildford borough earlier this year, with lights in Surrey Heath and Waverley due to be converted in the coming months. Surrey County … Continue reading

Boost for cleaner, greener travel in Surrey

Surrey County Council has launched a new tool that enables residents to submit ideas on how we can improve the road infrastructure in their area to encourage more walking and cycling. The tool, an interactive map, also allows residents to see what suggestions other people have submitted and vote on them. Whilst the council won’t … Continue reading

More schemes to encourage walking and cycling are announced

A series of temporary schemes to encourage safe walking and cycling after the lockdown has been announced by Surrey County Council. The measures are designed to support social distancing on our high streets, provide alternatives to public transport, and encourage residents to continue with the higher levels of walking and cycling we’ve seen since the … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2022 decision to be made in October

Following the consultation with residents which took place earlier this year, a cabinet decision has yet to be made on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event continuing to pass through Surrey beyond 2021. This was due to be reviewed at April Cabinet but due to the Coronavirus crisis, the RideLondon-Surrey Cabinet decision was postponed, as other … Continue reading

Bikeability funding approved for 20/21 academic year

Surrey County Council has approved £200,000 of additional funding to subsidise Bikeability training in Surrey schools from September 2020, bringing the total investment into cycle training for children to £510,000. The training helps to increase cycle skills and safety for children from age five up to age 11. The funding will help to reduce the … Continue reading

Council matches government funding to support walkers and cyclists

Residents who want to walk and cycle more following the lockdown will get to benefit from a planned £1.69 million investment in temporary pavements, footpaths and cycleways. Surrey was granted £848,000 by the government to support the roll out of active travel schemes, but not the full £1.69 million grant the county council had bid … Continue reading

New average speed cameras installed following success of previous scheme

Surrey County Council is installing new average speed cameras on the A320 St Peter’s Way near Chertsey. This follows the successful introduction of average speed cameras along a 2.5 mile stretch of the A217 Brighton Road in Banstead that has resulted in a 55% reduction in collisions. Data has shown that the A320 St Peter’s … Continue reading

Helping residents travel safely out of lockdown

As lockdown restrictions are eased, Surrey County Council is working hard to help residents get around the county safely, and to support local traders as more shops start reopening. From widening pavements in town centres, to encouraging more cycling, it is hoped that these will be positive changes for our health and environment after the … Continue reading

New plans to keep congested roads moving during roadworks

New powers which could ease peak time congestion caused by roadworks are due to be discussed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet later this month. The powers would encourage utility companies and the county council to find innovative ways to make the busiest and most congested roads flow at peak times during roadworks. To do this, … Continue reading

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