Active Travel in Surrey
Published: 29 June 2020
Enjoy walking and cycling this summer
Many Surrey residents have been on the front foot by walking more or getting in to gear on their bikes in recent months.
As a result of the lockdown there's been a surge in cycling, while many little-known footpaths have been given a new lease of life with increased numbers of walkers.
To help people to make the most of their new found enthusiasm for walking and cycling, Surrey County Council is trialling some new measures in town centres like Farnham where there are wider pavements and reduced speed limits. New cycle lanes are being planned to be installed in Reigate town centre in July.
Schemes to help people walk and cycle more are being planned, and bids being submitted to central government for extra funding to help deliver them.
Using modes of active travel, such as walking, cycling and scooting have multiple benefits – including benefits for both physical and mental health. But it also means fewer cars on the road and less congestion – which improves air quality. And it's also good for the environment – 46% of carbon emissions in Surrey comes from transportation.
Routes and Maps
To help people get on their bike or take a stroll around the countryside, there's lots of information on the council's website.
For cyclists, there are suggestions of routes and maps right across the county, see the Sustainable Travel Cycling web pages.
And for walkers, try visiting the Explore Surrey section, where there are lots of suggestions for self-guided walks around our county's beautiful countryside.
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