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Have Your Say On Proposals to Improve, Pedestrian, Cycle and Bus Travel

Published on: 25 Sep, 2017
Updated on: 25 Sep, 2017

People are being encouraged to have their say on proposals that are designed to make it easier and safer to walk, cycle and travel by bus in and around Guildford.

Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council are consulting on proposals to make a number of these changes as part of what is called the Guildford Sustainable Movement Corridor West Transport Scheme.

There will be two events where the proposals will be on display and where people can give their views.

The first is taking place at the Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford GU2 8EN, on Tuesday, October 10, from 5.30pm to 8pm.

And the second is at Guildford Park Church, Guildford Park Road, Guildford GU2 7NF, on Wednesday, October 11, from 5.30pm to 8pm.

The public consultation is open until Sunday, October 29.

Areas that will be connected under the scheme include the Surrey Research Park, the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and the University of Surrey campus.

In the town centre the focus is on Guildford railway station, Walnut Tree Close, Walnut Bridge, Millbrook car park.

Proposals also centre on the Stoke crossroads, the London Road between London Road railway station and the Boxgrove roundabout by Stoke Park, and the cycle path in the area around Midleton Road, Ladymead and Woodbridge Road.

Safeguard Coaches of Guildford has been shortlisted in the Top Independent Operator category at the 2015 UK Bus Awards.

Safeguard Coaches of Guildford operates bus services in the area in which the proposals are centred on.

The councils add that people can provide feedback by completing a short questionnaire either online or at the two exhibition events.

Detailed information on the proposals and a link to the questionnaire is available on the following web page:

It is recommend that written responses from organisations are sent to

Alastair Knowles, who is the chairman of the Ashenden Residents’ Association and the vice-chairman of the Park Barn & Westborough Community Association, two of the residential areas within the proposals, is urging people to voice their opinions. He said: “It is important for everyone to have their say, otherwise you will lose your voice on transport systems in Guildford now and in the future.”

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Responses to Have Your Say On Proposals to Improve, Pedestrian, Cycle and Bus Travel

  1. A Tatlow Reply

    September 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Pity both displays are in the northern part of town during the evening. My last bus leaves Guildford at 5.45pm.

  2. Bibhas Neogi Reply

    September 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    It would not be fair to comment without seeing the proposals as I am out of the country. But what is ‘sustainable’? More frequent bus routes connecting the Royal Surrey hospital and the north of Guildford would be welcome, no doubt, but how does that improve cycle and pedestrian routes through the town centre?

    There has been no measure except provision of tabletop crossings and the replacement of Walnut Tree Footbridge (not really necessary if instead normal traffic is barred from Bridge Street). Town centre traffic would go through the gyratory just the same.

    What could £100 million do to transform the town centre into a pedestrian friendly place instead of this half-baked illusion of doing something? The answer is on my website. Please do visit it by searching for ‘revamp guildford gyratory’.

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