Wider Staines Sustainable Transport Package (STP)
The Wider Staines STP is package of measures planned to improve sustainable travel options in Stanwell, north Ashford and Staines town centre. The improvements were intended to make it easier and more appealing for people to get around the area on foot, by bicycle and by public transport.
During Spring 2016, we consulted on a number of ideas that we were considering taking forward as part of the project. Your views helped to support our funding application to the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and enabled us to develop and refine the proposals further.
It was confirmed in 2017 that Surrey County Council has been awarded funding from the Enterprise M3 to allow construct the Wider Staines STP.
The project is now completed with improvements across a number of corridors in the area delivered in stages.
Details of the improvements are described in more detail below.
1. A308 London Road
The northern footway has been widened to create a new off road shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists. Signalised crossing facilities have been installed on the route make it easier and safer for people to cross the road.
2. Station Link
Rosefield Road and Greenlands Road are quiet residential roads that connect Staines rail station to the Crooked Billet roundabout and provides an alternative to using the busier route along the A308. Directional signage has been installed along the route to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to find their way to and from the station, town centre and other local destinations.
3. Stanwell Moor Road
The road forms a key part of the route for people travelling between Stanwell, Stanwell Moor and Staines. The existing shared use path has been widened and resurfaced. Toucan crossing facilities have been installed at the junction with Park Road and at the point where the path switches between the east and west sides of the road. Bus stop accessibility improvements have also been carried out along this road.
4. Park Road
Park Road connects Stanwell with Stanwell Moor. Prior to the project there were no off-road facilities for cyclists on the western section of the road. An off-road shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists has been constructed through this project.
5. Town Lane
This corridor stretches from Stanwell to the A30 Bulldog junction at its southern end. Improvements have been made along Town Lane through the construction of a shared-use path as far south as Ashford Hospital.
6. Stanwell walking and bus corridor improvements
Bus stops across the Stanwell area have been upgraded to improve facilities for users. This includes the installation of new bus shelters, seating and 'real-time passenger information' screens. Accessibility has also been improved through the installation of raised kerbs to make it easier for people to get on and off of buses.