Woking major transport schemes
Woking Integrated Transport Project
See Woking Borough Council's website for information relating to the Woking Integrated Transport Project.
Woking Sustainable Transport Package
Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council have jointly developed a proposal for a package of schemes that will make it easier to travel on foot, by bike and by bus to and from Woking town centre and railway station, as well as around Woking more widely.
The proposed schemes will:
- Support the town centre regeneration and other development planned in Woking Borough, by improving access to the town centre and helping to lower traffic congestion
- Improve access to Woking railway station
- Increase the range of sustainable travel options, which have a lower impact on local air quality and lower carbon emissions
- Make it easier, safer and more pleasant to walk and cycle short journeys in Woking, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy healthy, physical activity as part of their everyday travel
- Be delivered alongside and enhance the Woking Integrated Transport Project works that are improving road layouts in Woking town centre
Bus schemes that are expected to be incorporated within the package are:
- A new entrance on the northern side of Woking railway station that makes it easy to transfer between buses and trains
- Upgrades along the 34, 35 and 91 bus routes towards Kingfield, Westfield and Mayford in the south and St John's, Goldsworth Park and Knaphill in the west to create 'Quality Bus Corridors'. Improvements could including measures to reduce delays at congestion 'hotspots', live 'countdowns' to the arrival of the next bus at bus stops, making bus stops more comfortable and easier to walk to, and making buses and bus stops more accessible to everyone.
Bus routes 34 and 35 continue to Guildford in the south, and Camberley in the west. It is envisaged that Woking residents travelling by bus to Guildford or Camberley will also benefit from investment planned as part of the Unlocking Guildford and A30 and Camberley Town Centre Improvement schemes.
Walking and cycling schemes
Walking and cycling schemes that are expected to be incorporated within the package are:
- A new bridge for walkers and cyclists across the canal near the junction of Lockfield Drive and Victoria Way, creating a direct link between the town centre and paths heading towards Goldsworth Park, St John's and beyond
- A shared pedestrian – cyclist route along Victoria Way, linking the new bridge to the High Street
- A new cycle route linking the railway station and town centre with existing cycle routes to Horsell, Sheerwater and beyond at Chobham Road canal bridge
These proposals build upon earlier work delivered as part of 'Cycle Woking', which introduced a network of 26km of off-road and 12km of on-road cycle routes in the town and saw the number of trips made by bike and on foot increase substantially (see: Cycle Woking End of Programme Report). This package of measures will create new and improved connections between the town centre and the existing walking and cycling network, opening up new journey options for people across the north side of the town.
How we would deliver the schemes
Surrey County Council, in partnership with Woking Borough Council, have applied for Local Growth Funding from Enterprise M3 to fund this project. If the application is successful, detailed plans would be finalised and it is anticipated that construction work would begin in 2020.
Have your say
As with all Surrey County Council's major transport schemes, council officers are keen to hear the views of local residents, business and other persons or organisations with an interest in the scheme. There will be an opportunity to have your say on the scheme in the near future – the details of which will be added to this page once they have been confirmed.
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Get in touch
There are many ways to get in touch:
- Phone: 03456 009 009
- SMS: 07860 053 465
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write: Surrey County Council Transport Policy and Major Projects, Room 420, County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 2DN
Please mention 'Woking Sustainable Transport Package' in your correspondence.