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SCC Asks Residents for Road Ideas to Boost Cleaner, Greener Travel

Published on: 11 Aug, 2020
Updated on: 16 Aug, 2020

Surrey County Council has launched a new tool that enables residents to submit ideas on how to improve the road infrastructure in their area to encourage more walking and cycling.

The interactive map also allows residents to see what suggestions other people have submitted and vote on them. Obviously, the council won’t be able to deliver all the ideas residents put forward, they have recently submitted a bid to the Department for Transport for £7.8 million of funding within Surrey.

SCC’s interactive map showing existing requests for change.

The money is from the Emergency Active Travel Fund, aimed at providing alternatives to public transport, and encouraging residents to continue with the higher levels of walking and cycling since the lockdown.

Cllr Matt Furniss

Matt Furniss, cabinet member for Transport, said: “We want to support people in continuing the good habits they’ve developed during lockdown. Walking and cycling more has real benefits to physical and mental health. And if we can help people to leave the car at home for shorter journeys, we can also ease congestion and improve air quality in Surrey.

“Residents know their local areas best so it makes sense for us to ask people for their input. I hope we are awarded the funding so we can deliver the projects and support people to make more journeys on foot or by bike.”

The interactive map can be found here

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Responses to SCC Asks Residents for Road Ideas to Boost Cleaner, Greener Travel

  1. Anna Deadman Reply

    August 13, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    I have been trying to use the interactive map to see proposals and comments. It’s almost impossible to use. You seem to have to verify your details for every comment you want to like. It puts me off wanting to use it

    • Jim Allen Reply

      August 15, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Write by email to the Surrey County Council lead councillor for infrastructure, you will get a similar response; platitudes with no reaction.

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