Bagshot High Street Pedestrian & Travel Solutions in response to Covid-19
Published: 05 August 2020
Surrey County Council has been given some Government funds to spend on pedestrian and travel solutions to Covid 19.
Active Travel Fund for Roads and Pavements
Surrey County Council is working to help pedestrians and cyclists so they can stay safe and social distance while they're out and about.
The government has given councils emergency measures during the coronavirus pandemic to temporarily create wider pavements and new cycle paths to ensure people can keep a two metre distance apart from each other outside their households, and continue to use alternative ways to travel.
More information about how the government are helping councils can be found on the gov.uk Transport Secretary's travel fund announcement page.
How much money is being given to Surrey?
Surrey was granted £848,000 by the government to support the roll out of active travel schemes, but not the full £1.69 million grant which they had bid for. They are therefore matching the money received from the government, so the projects can still go ahead.
The county council is working with Surrey's borough and district councils, county councillors and other partners to identify locations where improved spaces for walkers and cyclists would help residents to get out and about as the lockdown is gradually lifted.
This includes town centres and other shopping areas, where wider pavements would give people confidence to return to the shops and restaurants, and support our high streets.
The first scheme to be installed was in Farnham, where pavements have been widened to help people maintain social distancing while shopping in the town centre.
The measures will be continuously monitored and assessed after installation.
Have your say about planned changes or recently implemented changes
SCC are keen to get views from the local community about changes which they are now proposing to carry out, or about changes which have recently been implemented.
They are unable to respond to your comments individually, but please be assured that all comments are viewed regularly and taken into account when they make decisions and review schemes.
Proposals for Bagshot High Street
You can view the proposals and changes and make your comments online using the link below: