Future transport thinking

Surrey's transport system is large and complex and has a significant impact on key issues such as climate change and health and wellbeing. For example, we know that 46% of carbon emissions are generated by transport, which in turn affects air quality.

It is crucial that communities and partner organisations work together to understand and tackle the challenges we're facing, and to understand the contributions we can all make to ensure our transport system is sustainable.

This page outlines emerging programmes of work that begin to consider how we might approach making improvements to the transport system in future.

Rethinking Transport

The Rethinking Transport programme has been set up to understand our current transport challenges, and look at how we can change our relationship with transport and travel by imagining the kind of transport system we want in future.

We want people to be able to access key aspects of day-to-day life more easily and sustainably, such as their communities, employment, health and social care, education and leisure activities. This means making available modes of transport that don't have a detrimental effect on health and wellbeing or climate change. We also want people to be able to avoid unnecessary or unwanted journeys where possible, which would help to take journeys off the road and reduce congestion.

Rethinking Transport forms part of the council's transformation programme and will contribute to achieving the ambitions of Surrey's 2030 Community Vision and our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.