London Road, Burpham - Active Travel Scheme

What is Active Travel?

Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling across the UK during the pandemic, the government announced a funding package to 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.

To find out more: Active travel improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in Surrey

Why are we doing this?

We want to ensure our roads are safer and more accessible for children, pedestrians and cyclists travelling around Guildford – for now and in the future.

We are committed to making Guildford a greener place to live by reducing carbon emissions in order to contribute to our commitment to deliver on our county's net zero ambition by 2050.

Please see: Surrey's Climate Change Strategy 2020

What are we going to do?

  • Installing one-way segregated cycle paths on both sides of London Road
  • Upgrading the existing roundabouts to provide safer crossings for cyclists and pedestrians
  • New crossing points
  • Improvements to existing junctions
  • Upgrading bus stops

Programme of works

The works on London Road, Guildford will be carried out in phases to keep disruption to a minimum.

Phase one

9 January to 10 June 2023

  • London Road, Guildford from Boxgrove Road roundabout to roundabout at Woodruff Avenue - the road will be closed Northbound only.
  • Southbound traffic only. Access to be maintained for residents from a southbound direction only.
  • Our working times are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm

Phase two

16 May to 22 August 2023

  • London Road, Guildford from Woodruff roundabout to New Inn Lane roundabout - London Road will be closed Northbound only.
  • Southbound traffic only. Access to be maintained for residents from a southbound direction only.
  • Our working times are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm

Night works

In addition, London Road, Woodruff Avenue, Weylea Avenue, Burpham Lane and New Inn Lane will be closed at various dates for nightworks. Further details to follow.

Customer feedback and keep up to date

We welcome your feedback and enquiries about this scheme. We will also be issuing regular updates on this web page as the scheme progresses.

If you would like to get in touch or be added to our mailing list, please email us using our dedicated email: burpham.activetravel@surreycc.gov.uk