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Thursday, 01 July 2021 13:34

Spelthorne Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan

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The following notice has been received from the Senior Planning Officer at Spelthorne Council. Needless to say, support for the cycle/footbridge from Sunbury to Walton would fall within the remit of this consultation, so please take this additional opportunity to make your views known.

"We are writing to resident associations in Spelthorne to introduce some new work that is underway to plan where streets in Spelthorne could be improved to make it safe and comfortable for everyone to walk and cycle, and more inviting places to be when spending time outside.

"Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council are working with Atkins, a specialist firm, to develop a Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan (GOV.UK pdf) for our borough.

"It is vitally important that improvements reflect the needs of our community, so we would like to work with resident associations and other community groups whilst developing this plan.

"At this stage, we would like to invite residents and resident associations to submit suggestions on where walking and cycling can be improved in your neighbourhood through our dedicated website:

Discover Surrey LCWIP to Have Your Say – Commonplace

"We have received a number of suggestions already, and have previously received a large volume of suggestions when we trialled this online feedback map last year. To those who have already submitted suggestions – thank you! All of these comments are currently being reviewed. The map remains open for new comments and will be reviewed by those working on the project as the plan progresses.

"Suggestions will be used to help identify areas in the borough where investment could most usefully be directed. Later in the process, having identified these areas, we will invite the residents associations for these areas to more detailed discussions on improvements that could be made in their area."

Kind regards

Hannah Bridges MRTPI

Senior Planning Officer (Strategic Planning)

2 comments

  • Comment Link Peter Junker Monday, 02 August 2021 17:50 posted by Peter Junker

    Something must be done to stop the packs of cyclists who are trying to beat times on the competitive App which they race against, without regard to pedestrians or other vehicles using Thames Street, Sunbury. This has become worse and worse and during the current closure and roadworks in Thames Street, cyclists are forcing their way on the pavement and forcing pedestrians out of the way. .
    Competitive cycling should be banned through Lower Sunbury.

  • Comment Link Gareth McCarthy Monday, 02 August 2021 16:12 posted by Gareth McCarthy

    Can we get large groups of cyclists off the roads?