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Make your journey an active journey

Surrey County Council will launch a new campaign on World Car Free Day, 22 September, to encourage residents to change the way they travel to stay healthy, save money and help the environment by reducing their carbon footprint. In Surrey, 41% of carbon emissions come from transport, with around half of that coming from private … Continue reading

Fly into the future of Farnham this summer

Virtual reality technology will enable people in Farnham to explore the potential future of the town centre by jet pack this Summer. The FREE immersive experience will be in various locations around Farnham from 16 August. This follows public exhibitions held in July by the Farnham Infrastructure Programme as part of the on-going consultation which … Continue reading

Highway verge cutting, weed control and on-street parking enforcement management to be taken back in-house

Surrey County Council is responsible for highway verge cutting and weed control, as well as on-street parking enforcement. It currently has agreements in place with eight district and borough councils to manage the verges on the county council’s behalf, and all on-street parking enforcement is managed by the districts and boroughs. From April 2023 the … Continue reading

Celebrate Surrey’s unmown verges this Summer

Surrey County Council will be cutting roadside verges less frequently to promote more biodiversity. Around 700 species of wildflower grow on roadsides, and with many native wildflowers at their colourful best in July, now is the time to enjoy yellow rattle, knapweed, cornflowers, oxeye daisies and foxgloves. These areas are great for nature, provide a … Continue reading

Ambitious new plan sets out the future for travelling around Surrey

Surrey’s ten-year Transport plan which includes measures for reducing the 41% of carbon emissions currently generated by transport, was approved by Councillors at their Full Council meeting today (12 July 2022). The plan prioritises measures to support people to get around Surrey easily and sustainably including increasing the number of walking and cycling routes, providing … Continue reading

First Surrey schools awarded for excellence in sustainable travel

Hurst Park Primary School and Horley Infant School have become the first two Surrey schools to receive a platinum Modeshift STARS accreditation, the scheme’s highest honour, for providing safe and sustainable travel environments. Modeshift STARS is a nationally recognised accreditation for schools who successfully work with businesses and local communities to adopt travel plans which … Continue reading

Bus travel to improve for residents in rural parts of Surrey

An on-demand bus service is now available across North Mole Valley to help residents to get around by bus. Known as Mole Valley connect, the two new electric mini-buses offer a door to door shared bus service for residents and people working in a designated travel area. Trips can also be booked to and from … Continue reading

£6m funding boost to make Surrey’s roads safer

Over £6m of additional funding will be dedicated to improving road safety around schools, making walking and cycling safer, and to tackle speeding at known collision hotspots across the county over the next three years. The new funding for a range of highways improvements, will be allocated as follows: £1m per year to improve road … Continue reading

Temporary bus pass available for Ukrainian nationals on the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Surrey County Council has worked with bus operators in Surrey to set up a scheme offering Ukrainian nationals a bus pass which will give them free travel on their most used bus route. The temporary bus passes are valid for three months from issue to help Ukrainians newly arrived in Surrey on the Homes for … Continue reading

Surrey County Council is asking residents to suggest locations for more electric vehicle chargepoints

As part of a programme to install thousands of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints in Surrey over the coming years, Surrey County Council is asking residents where they would like to see an EV chargepoint installed in their area. Residents can suggest locations for EV chargepoints through an online map. There are already over 400 suggestions … Continue reading

Walkers and cyclists to benefit from £5.9m for active travel schemes

Surrey County Council has been awarded £5,959,396 of government funding to invest in more active travel improvement projects in Surrey. Building on the success of the first two rounds of the Active Travel Fund the county council has been awarded since 2020 with eight schemes, the new projects aim to enhance walking and cycling for … Continue reading

New provider to revamp Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council (SCC) officially hands over its highways maintenance contract to a new contractor from today, as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and associated highways infrastructure. Ringway, who will replace Kier, will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting … Continue reading

New traffic enforcement cameras proposed for Guildford congestion hotspot

This week marks the start of a consultation on new powers to introduce traffic enforcement cameras on some of Surrey’s busiest roads to reduce congestion and improve safety. As agreed by Cabinet at their meeting last week, Surrey County Council can now apply to the Department for Transport (DfT) for powers to introduce cameras to … Continue reading

Rewards for residents who leave the car at home

A free app launches in Surrey this week to reward residents who clock up their miles by walking, cycling, running, scooting or using public transport. With 41% of emissions in Surrey coming from transport, the BetterPoints app encourages residents to become more active whilst also helping the environment by reducing car travel for local journeys. The … Continue reading

Treated Vegetable oil to keep Surrey’s gritters moving this winter

Surrey’s 39 gritters will trial running on environmentally friendly Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel from this week, as part of Surrey County Council’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions across the county. HVO fuel reduces the carbon produced from combustion engines by up to 90%. For every 1,000 litres of diesel burned, 3.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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