Fringe Box



Letter: How will the Masterplan Encourage Modal Shift?

Published on: 22 Dec, 2021
Updated on: 22 Dec, 2021

From: David Ogilvie


I would ask Sam Peters, who commented on my letter Modal Shift Is Wishful Thinking, Without Access the Town Will Die, what provision he sees in the town centre master plan that will shift 70 per cent of the residents in Guildford out of their cars and onto buses, bikes and shanks pony?

The vague proposal by ARUP consultants for a Sustainable Movement Corridor did not have a catchment area justification and it has received little serious planning, to work it needs a dedicated bus route and high population density. This is lacking.

Guildford is too hilly for easy bike rides and my proposal for widening the towpath from Ladymead to the town centre made before all the flats were built in Walnut Tree Close was ignored.

Many people are disabled or too far from the town centre to walk.

Please see my proposals in attached images:

New east-west crossing under Solum Station Proposal. (Click on images to enlarge)

New east-west crossing through Solum station proposal.

River Wey towpath linear park walk and cycleway to town centre.



Share This Post

Leave a Comment

Please see our comments policy. All comments are moderated and may take time to appear.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *