Mole Valley cycling plan
The Mole Valley Cycling Plan sets out the practical local implementation of the Surrey Cycling Strategy. It is being developed jointly between Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council. The District Council also have a dedicated cycling page on their website.
The aim of the Surrey Cycling Strategy, published in 2014, is to get "more people cycling, more safely".
The strategy set out twelve objectives to achieve the aim. One of the objectives is to produce local cycling plans, to be developed by the Local Committee and its partners, which reflect local priorities.
In September 2014, the Mole Valley Local Committee agreed to adopt the local Cycling Plan with Action Plan. This was also adopted by the Mole Valley District Council Executive in October 2014.
In December 2015, the Mole Valley Local Committee agreed to establish the Cycling Plan online, enabling on-going community engagement which can be reported back to Local Committee.
The Mole Valley Council meeting in November 2015 noted the progress made on the Action Plan.
The Action Plan outlined eight local cycling priorities all of which are relevant and appropriate to the local area and aim to address the views and concerns of our communities:
A. Seek to ensure that cycle training is widely available across all areas
of Mole Valley;
B. Encourage the take-up of cycling as a means of sustainable
C. Enhance the visibility of and promote existing cycling information;
D. Encourage positive relationships between all road, bridleway, shared
path and trail users;
E. Promote and encourage cycling as part of a sustainable and healthy
F. Reduce any adverse impacts of sport cycling on our communities,
G. Seek to design and build infrastructure that best suits the needs of
residents in Mole Valley;
H. Work with relevant organisations to maintain and improve existing
The Cycling Plan covers:
- Cycle infrastructure
- Promotion and events
- Cycle training
- Safety campaigns
- Monitoring cycling
If you wish to make a suggestion please comment on our anonymous form. No personal details are requested from you.
1. Cycle infrastructure
Currently the main planning focus is the identification of a cycle facility network for the District and we are seeking ideas and comments. A number of Cycling Plan activities are already well-established in Mole Valley, such as cycle training, promotion and monitoring and we will be pleased to receive suggestions on how to keep on improving them.
Cycle facilities are physical measures that improve the safety and convenience of cycling.
You can view a plan of the existing and potential cycle facilities. You can also find guidance on using the map (PDF). Please note that we are working on adding more detail to the map - road crossings, smaller 'point' potential improvements and cycle facilities are to follow. You can comment on one or more of the existing or proposed routes, or add a suggestion for a route that is not shown. To comment, please go to the anonymous form; no personal details are requested from you.
The potential cycle routes have been identified through pre-consultation workshops with community stakeholders, previously identified potential routes and through a Local Committee task group. They are not detailed proposals but identify useful links to access services and provide a cycling option for people who are discouraged by the prospect of cycling on busier roads.
Proposals for new cycle parking locations are not currently included on the map, but please suggest one of more locations if you would like to do so.
2. Promoting cycling
See our maps and guides for Surrey cycle routes.
Active Surrey is the County's Sports Partnership, developing sport and physical activity. Amongst other aims, Active Surrey seek to increase participation and develop clubs.
Mole Valley District Council have further information on cycling in Mole Valley.
Mole Valley Cycling Forum are also active in the district.
3. Cycle training
Surrey County Council provides National Standard cycle training to around 15,000 Surrey residents each year. As well as Bikeability in schools, customised cycle training is available for all ages and abilities. More information is on our cycle training page.
Surrey Wheels for All is a charity (funding bodies include Surrey County Council) offering inclusive cycling sessions on adaptive bikes.
4. Safety campaigns
Drive SMART is a partnership between Surrey Police and Surrey County Council (including Surrey Fire and Rescue Service), with the aim of reducing road casualties, tackling anti-social road behaviour and making the county's roads safer and less stressful for everyone. It includes cycle safety campaigns.
5. Cycling data
This cycling plan consultation will help to determine cycling priorities for the District. In addition, we monitor numbers of people cycling, cyclist casualties and have also undertaken an interview survey of a cross-section of the Surrey population exploring the propensity to cycle. Find out more about:
- Automatic cycle counter sites
- Manual cycle counts at railway stations
- County cycling monitoring summary (PDF)
The 2011 census collected journey to work information. The Surrey-i website shows these data broken down for local areas in Surrey.
Have your say!
Please comment on any area of local authority cycling activity including safety campaigns, promotion, cycle training and monitoring activities. An anonymous form has been created for you to comment. No personal details are requested from you. Comments will be collated and taken to the Local Committee task group to be scrutinised. Any updates will be shown on this webpage.