Views sought on trans­port plan for town

Surrey Advertiser - - Front Page -

The £100 mil­lion path­way will be set through the area to make it eas­ier for pub­lic trans­port, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans.

It has been pro­posed to run from the Royal Sur­rey County Hospi­tal and univer­sity area to the Mer­row park and ride, pass­ing through the rail­way sta­tion, Fri­ary Cen­tre and North Street, Guild­ford Col­lege, Guild­ford Lido, Stoke Park, Guild­ford Spec­trum and Sly­field.

In or­der to take part in the con­sul­ta­tion, which will end on Oc­to­ber 29, res­i­dents need to fill in an on­line ques­tion­naire at https://www. sur­vey­mon­key.co.uk/r/ SMCWEST

Peo­ple will be asked which el­e­ments of the route they sup­port and also which they would pre­fer to see im­ple­mented first.

Two pub­lic ex­hi­bi­tions will also be held to en­able res­i­dents with­out ac­cess to so­cial me­dia or the web­site.

Th­ese will take place at The Park Barn Cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 10 from 5.30pm8pm and at Guild­ford Park Church on Oc­to­ber 11 from 5.30pm to 8pm.

Re­sults from the con­sul­ta­tion will be as­sessed and the changes to the project will be added be­fore the scheme is granted ap­proval.

Ac­cord­ing to the plan, the cor­ri­dor costs are es­ti­mated to cost be­tween £75 mil­lion and £100 mil­lion, and could be de­vel­oped be­tween 2016/17 and 2050.

At a lo­cal com­mit­tee meet­ing on Tues­day Coun­cil­lor David Good­win said he wel­comed the con­sul­ta­tion: “I will look for­ward to the end of the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion in six weeks’ time.”

Pic­ture: Greg King­don

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