Transport

Our priorities for the transport sector, aimed at reducing emissions whilst providing a better and more comprehensive transport system, is centred on a three-pronged approach of:

  • Reducing journeys
  • Shifting to an increase use of public and active transport modes; and
  • Developing zero emission vehicle options.

Combined, these priorities will bring about significant improvements in our air quality and the health of our residents. The actions to deliver this will include undertaking significant improvement and investment in our public transport infrastructure.

We can all do our bit to contribute to this shift in our transport system, currently just 10.8% of us walk or cycle to work, with just 3.0% cycling for transport purposes at least three times a week.

What changes would you like to see in Surrey’s transport system?

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Jodie
5 January 2021 12:49 pm

Cycling to work is great if you can, but it is not that suitable for shopping, picking up the kids, people who physically struggle, and it’s awful in the rain and cold! It is a solution for very few. Also many in Surrey travel long distances regularly for appointments, school and work. Cycling is not the same powerful solution here that it is in London. Also adding cycle lanes to roads which do not have the space just causes accidents and traffic, and traffic causes more pollution. Surrey would do better to improve the awful and expensive bus system and encourage the use of electric or hybrid cars, the use of carpooling to reduce journeys and limit traffic in town centres to reduce air pollution in crowded areas. Cycle lanes should be invested in where roads have capacity and linking residents to town centres.

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Buses where I am are infequent and unpredictable and I never seen more than a few people on them, the fares are high and the service is poor.
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I carpool mainly, I am not a walkable distance to any shops and cycling is unpleasant in winter.
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Guildford
A Cooper
20 November 2020 11:17 am

Instead of large buses on limited routes which are mostly empty, use the Middle East system of minibuses with flexible routes, flexible stopping points and plenty of them.

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More reliability. More integration. For example buses don't leave a rly station just b e f o r e a train arrives.
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Reducing car journeys.
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Mole Valley
David Cowie
30 August 2020 9:48 am

Cycling infrastructure needs to be built into standard road developments. Where existing roads have no cycle lanes, these need to be added. Example Esher Centre: The most cycle unfriendly and car centric road.

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Cycling Infrastructure added on every road.
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Cycling or walking whenever possible.
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Elmbridge
EV Man
4 August 2020 4:13 pm

Given the fact that the Government has given the go ahead for electric cars to have an EV number plate with a green flash on it. It makes sense to allow electric cars to use bus lanes therefore reducing the amount of traffic in the main lanes. London uses this system and it works rather well.

I’d also like to see charging hubs at park and ride places which means electric car users could charge up while doing their shopping etc using an electric bus to get into the city.

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I would like to see an Holland approach to cycling so that cyclists are separated by a physical barrier rather than just a bit of paint in the gutter.
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I drive a zero emissions car which is fully electric.
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Woking

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