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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

Wide pavements and new cycle paths could help unlock Surrey

Surrey County Council is working to help pedestrians be on the front foot and cyclists get in gear so they can stay safe and social distance while they’re out and about. The government has given councils emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic to temporarily create wider pavements and new cycle paths to ensure people can … Continue reading

Surrey County Council wins funding from EM3 LEP for electric vehicle charging points

Surrey County Council has been awarded £470,000 to install 80 fast on-street charging points for electric vehicles across Woking, Spelthorne, Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils in the next year. The partner boroughs have provided a combined match funding of £170,000 and along with an additional £15,000 private sector funding, the total project budget is £656,000. … Continue reading

Cabinet member calls for fairer funding for Surrey’s roads

A new analysis, produced by County Councils Network (CCN), shows that councils in London are able to invest over three times the amount in roads compared to shire county authorities in rural areas. CCN says that motorists in their areas are ‘poor relations’ to those in the major cities, because of lower funding for shire counties and regional investment being disproportionately … Continue reading

Surrey County Council to receive LGA funding as part of “nudge” programme

Surrey County Council is to receive Local Government Association funding to find ways to encourage people living and working in Surrey to travel to work sustainably. Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This funding will help us identify different ways to encourage and enable Surrey residents and people working in the county to take … Continue reading

MAP, VIDEO: More than 270 roads improved in first year of £20m programme

One year on from first announcing additional multi-million pound highways funding, the county council has revealed that more than 270 roads have been improved so far. The council is investing an additional £20 million in a two-year programme to improve roads across Surrey most in need of repair. Surrey County Council Cabinet member for Highways … Continue reading

Snow falls across Surrey

  With snow falling across parts of Surrey, the council’s fleet of gritters has been out spreading salt on the county’s roads. Surrey County Council stockpiled 12,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 37 gritters to help keep the county moving, while an army of farmers equipped with spreaders … Continue reading

VIDEO: Meet the new members of leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team

Sinead Mooney, Matt Furniss and Julie Iles set out their priorities after being given roles in new Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver’s Cabinet team.

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