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Epsom and Ewell cycling plan

Introduction

The Epsom and Ewell 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 February 2016 the Epsom and Ewell Local Committee agreed to form a Cycling Task Group. This will assist with the development of the local cycling plan prior to it's final agreement by the Local Committee.

The Cycling Plan covers:

  1. Cycle infrastructure
  2. Promotion and events
  3. Cycle training
  4. Safety campaigns
  5. 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. A number of Cycling Plan activities are already well-established in Epsom and Ewell, such as cycle training, promotion and monitoring and we will be pleased to receive suggestions on how to keep on improving them.

'Cycle facilities' are physical measures that improve the safety and convenience of cycling.

You can view a plan of the existing and potential 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.

Cycle routes in the neighbouring non-Surrey boroughs of Sutton and Kingston can be viewed on their websites. Route 22 of the National Cycle Network runs through Epsom and Ewell. See the full route on the Sustrans website.

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.

2. Promoting cycling

See our maps and guides for Surrey cycle routes.

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.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have further information on cycling on their website. Maps and information about cycling in the Epsom Common Nature Reserve are available.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council also organise the annual Round the Borough Hike & Bike. This is an off-road route of 20 miles that connects the open spaces of Epsom and Ewell. The challenge is to complete both a hike and a bike of the route within 12 months of each other, either independently or as part of one of the council organised events.

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.

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:

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.

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