Active Travel Fund for roads and pavements

Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling across the UK during the pandemic, the government announced a funding package to help encourage more people to choose alternatives to public transport when they need to travel, making healthier habits easier and helping make sure the road, bus and rail networks are ready to respond to future increases in demand. This grant funding supports local transport authorities with producing cycling and walk facilities and was awarded in 2 tranches:

  • tranche 1 supported the installation of temporary projects for the COVID-19 pandemic
  • tranche 2 supports the creation of longer-term projects

More information about how the government are helping councils can be found on the gov.uk Transport Secretary's travel fund announcement page.

How much money is being given to Surrey?

On 25 June 2020, Surrey was granted £848,000 by the government to support the roll out of the first phase of active travel schemes (Tranche 1). This money was for emergency temporary measures to aid social distancing and encourage more cycling and walking, such as additional cycle parking, widening of footways and one-way streets.

On 13 November 2020 it was announced that Surrey had been allocated a further £6,445,750 to carry out our second phase of works for longer term permanent schemes (Tranche 2).

Tranche 2 (longer term) projects

We are currently formally consulting on our nine Tranche 2 (longer term) projects. Our Active Travel fund – consultation plan webpage explains in detail who we are consulting with, and how.

We have also already received many comments on these schemes from our third party consultation site (Commonplace).

Our Tranche 2 projects are in the following locations:

  • A217 Westvale Park To Gatwick
  • A23 Bonehurst Road, Redhill
  • Dagley Lane, Shalford
  • Farnham
  • Guildford To Burpham
  • Gresham Road, Staines
  • Park Road, Stanwell
  • Town Lane- Stanwell
  • Woking To West Byfleet

How can I submit a request for changes?

Active Travel Fund improvements have now been finalised but all suggestions received will be kept on record and considered when further funding becomes available.

You may wish to also see our webpage showing our plans to improve walking and cycling where you can have your say and submit ideas for the development of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) across the county.