Proposals to improve walking and cycling route between Burpham and Guildford given go-ahead

Proposals to improve walking and cycling on the A3100 between Burpham and Guildford, have today (February 27) been given the go-ahead.
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Improvements will take place to and around the Boxgrove Roundabout – a key junction linking the A3, Guildford Town Centre, the Spectrum Leisure Centre and local schools.

The junction will be redesigned to modern standards, prioritising pedestrians and cyclists, to help make travelling in the area safer.

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Having carefully considered feedback from a three-month public engagement exercise, the council will not be taking forward the proposed further active travel interventions on London Road between Boxgrove Roundabout and York Road.

Surrey County Council's proposals to improve walking and cycling on the A3100 between Burpham and Guildford, have today (February 27) been given the go-ahead. Picture courtesy of GoogleSurrey County Council's proposals to improve walking and cycling on the A3100 between Burpham and Guildford, have today (February 27) been given the go-ahead. Picture courtesy of Google
Surrey County Council's proposals to improve walking and cycling on the A3100 between Burpham and Guildford, have today (February 27) been given the go-ahead. Picture courtesy of Google

Instead, other improvements including safer crossing points, will be installed at the junction of Nightingale Road and London Road and between Winterhill Way and London Road in Burpham.

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council said: “I am pleased to be taking forward a scheme that will deliver a step change in the local transport system to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists, in line with our active travel policies and ambitions for Surrey.

“We have listened extensively to all views from the local community, including much support for various elements of the scheme but also legitimate concerns.

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“I know some people will be happy that the London Road proposals will not be implemented in full, while others will have wanted us to go even further.

“Focusing on the Boxgrove Roundabout initially will see this key junction linking the A3, Guildford Town Centre, the Spectrum Leisure Centre and local schools, redesigned to modern standards to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists and help make all forms of travelling safer.

“Section one of the proposed scheme will be subject to further review and decision at a later date, to ensure the needs of all road users have been considered. New safer crossing points will be installed at the junction of Nightingale Road and London Road and between Winterhill Way and London Road in Burpham.

“I am confident that this work will see more people walking and cycling with confidence in this area of Guildford, and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed their views on this scheme.”

More information is available at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/activetravelburpham.

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