The Elmbridge Cycling Plan sets out the practical local implementation of the Surrey Cycling Strategy. The aim of the Surrey Cycling Strategy, published in 2014, is to get "more people cycling, more safely".
The strategy set out twelve objectives to achieve the aim. One of the objectives is to produce local cycling plans, to be developed by the Local Committee and its partners, which reflect local priorities.
In June 2016, Elmbridge Local Committee approved the launch of this Cycle Plan, which is a joint Plan with the Borough Council. The Cycling Plan covers:
- Cycle infrastructure
- Promotion and events
- Cycle training
- Safety campaigns
- Monitoring cycling
If you wish to make a suggestion please comment on our anonymous form. No personal details are requested from you.
1. Cycle infrastructure
Currently the main planning focus is the identification of a cycle facility network for the Borough and we are seeking ideas and comments.
At its meeting in June 2016, the Local Committee agreed that investigating a route between Weybridge and Brooklands would be one of the main priorities of the Cycle Plan.
Cycle facilities are physical measures that improve the safety and convenience of cycling.
You can view a plan of the existing and suggested cycle facilities. You can also find guidance on using the map (PDF). Please note that we are working on adding more detail to the map - road crossings, smaller 'point' potential improvements and cycle facilities are to follow. You can comment on one or more of the existing or proposed routes, or add a suggestion for a route that is not shown. To comment, please go to the anonymous form; no personal details are requested from you.
The suggested cycle routes are previously identified schemes and from the Local Committee task group. They are not programmed works, nor has any feasibility study necessarily been carried out. They identify useful links to access services providing a cycling option for people who are discouraged by the prospect of cycling on busier roads. They are routes we would potentially like to create when funding becomes available.
Proposals for new cycle parking locations are not currently included on the map, but please suggest one or more locations if you would like to do so.
Walton Bridge cycling links
With the reconstruction of Walton Bridge, the opportunity was taken to include cycle paths on both the upstream and downstream sides and these have been extended along Terrace Road on the Elmbridge side.
2. Promoting cycling
See our maps and guides for Surrey cycle routes.
Elmbridge Borough Council have created a cycle trail across Esher Commons.
Active Surrey is the County's Sports Partnership, developing sport and physical activity. Amongst other aims, Active Surrey seek to increase participation and develop clubs.
Elmbridge Borough Council run a programme of Healthy Cycle Rides.
3. Cycle training
Surrey County Council provides National Standard cycle training to around 15,000 Surrey residents each year. As well as Bikeability in schools, customised cycle training is available for all ages and abilities. More information is available on our cycle training page.
Surrey Wheels for All is a charity (funding bodies include Surrey County Council) offering inclusive cycling sessions on adaptive bikes.
If you are an adult or young person and want a safe place to learn to ride then Brooklands Community Park, owned by Elmbridge Borough Council, is a great place to go. It has an old go-kart track with an excellent tarmac surface where you can practice your skills, not to mention part of the old airport runway, as well as a large grassed area. Brooklands Community Park: Sopwith Drive, Weybridge KT13 0YU.
4. Safety campaigns
Drive SMART is a partnership between Surrey Police and Surrey County Council (including Surrey Fire and Rescue Service), with the aim of reducing road casualties, tackling anti-social road behaviour and making the county's roads safer and less stressful for everyone. It includes cycle safety campaigns.
5. Cycling data
This cycling plan consultation will help to determine cycling priorities for the Borough. In addition, we monitor numbers of people cycling, cyclist casualties and have also undertaken an interview survey of a cross-section of the Surrey population exploring the propensity to cycle. Find out more about:
- Automatic cycle counter sites
- Manual cycle counts at railway stations
- County cycling monitoring summary (PDF)
The 2011 census collected journey to work information. The Surrey-i website shows these data broken down for local areas in Surrey.
Have your say!
Please comment on any area of local authority cycling activity including safety campaigns, promotion, cycle training and monitoring activities. An anonymous form has been created for you to comment. No personal details are requested from you. Comments will be collated and taken to the Local Committee task group to be scrutinised. Any updates will be shown on this webpage.