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Sunday, 30 August 2015 16:58

Cycle/footbridge Feasibility Study Consultation - Final Report

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We are very grateful to all those who took the time to complete the ballot paper and give very helpful feedback in response to the public consultation on the cycle/footbridge proposal to connect Lower Sunbury with the Thames Path National Trail at Walton (see article of 22nd March and autumn 2014, spring and AGM 2015 newsletters).

We are delighted to say that an astonishing total of 911 local residents responded to the feasibility study's options. Overwhelming support for the proposal was shown by 92.9% respondents with 2.9% against. 4% were undecided or did not make their preference clearly.

We are indebted to the sponsorship of a private donor who funded the reputable firm, Cratus Communications, to conduct the public consultation on our behalf.

To see the one page executive summary, click here

If you have more time for the thorough and detailed report, click here


  • Comment Link Anthony Hazzard Wednesday, 20 April 2022 07:26 posted by Anthony Hazzard

    Has the existing bridge from the island to the Weir Pub side been surveyed for suitability for Pushed / Motorised Wheelchairs, and Baby Carriages ?
    If found unsuitable a second Bridge would be required.
    Alternatively one large bridge to span the island would be the answer but at massive cost.
    One other observation is the river at the Flower Pot Green site is wider than the other proposed sites.
    Last thought I believe this site is a protected site in that Buildings etc cannot be built here, would that not apply to a Bridge structure?

  • Comment Link Michelle Monday, 19 April 2021 17:26 posted by Michelle

    Is there any update on the footbridge from sunbury to walton?

  • Comment Link Richard Cannon Wednesday, 07 April 2021 14:15 posted by Richard Cannon

    My only way to get to Walton is cycling; Fordbridge Road is totally unsuitable for cycling, narrow, busy, no cycle lane, dangerous. At Marshall's Roundabout going towards Sunbury I think it indicates that cycles can use the footpath but it is too narrow and often made worse by bushes. A cycle/foot bridge at Sunbury would be a big improvement.

  • Comment Link Buddhi Weerasinghe Tuesday, 02 March 2021 17:43 posted by Buddhi Weerasinghe

    I have logged my interest in YourFundSurrey.I fully support this initiative.

  • Comment Link Tim Evans Friday, 19 February 2021 10:33 posted by Tim Evans

    As your County Councillor I am definitely in favour of this and am working with Surrey CC Cabinet Member Mark Nuti who is overall responsible for YourFundSurrey to see if we can make the funding work

  • Comment Link Mark Martin Monday, 25 January 2021 11:00 posted by Mark Martin

    You need to register your interest here for funding: https://yourfundsurreymap.commonplace.is/comments/5fcb90d4d6792d2bf9d72a75

  • Comment Link dina Monday, 04 January 2021 17:53 posted by dina

    Definitely in favour of a pedestrain footbridge to connect Lower Sunbury with the Thames Path.
    I cannot see anything formal recently so perhaps someone can let us know the current status of this proposal.

  • Comment Link Maurice Marshall Sunday, 03 January 2021 13:38 posted by Maurice Marshall

    A new bridge from Sunbury to Walton is a great idea. important to ensure any bridge is high enough not to obstruct the navigation. Note EA recommendation of at least 5.92 metres clearance above water level.

  • Comment Link martin cattley Saturday, 05 December 2020 21:59 posted by martin cattley

    definitely a bonus to local areas and a much needed route via foot/bike to elmbridge .
    Totally agree

  • Comment Link S Finestry Sunday, 29 November 2020 09:30 posted by S Finestry

    Update please!

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