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Reigate Liberal Democrats

New transport network for South Woking?

October 14, 2018 5:38 PM
By Will Forster, RH
Originally published by Woking Liberal Democrats

New transport network for South Woking? Will Forster by Victoria Arch Woking

Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council launched a public consultation on plans to improve the highway network just south of Woking town centre, whilst Network Rail replace Victoria Arch.

The plans would see the road under Victoria Arch widened and the replacement of the existing one-way gyratory system around Guildford Road, Victoria Road and A320 Station Approach with a two-way road for vehicles, as well as the introduction of safer, more convenient walking and cycle routes between the town centre and the railway station, and south Woking. Full details of the plans can be viewed here: https://www.woking.gov.uk/guildfordrdconsultation.

Will Forster, Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South, said, "Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side of Woking."

"South Woking currently suffers from poor transport links to central Woking, and Victoria Arch and the roads leading up to it are inadequate for motorists, dangerous for cyclists and unpleasant for pedestrians."

"These plans put together by Surrey and Woking Councils are probably the only way of resolving our longstanding transport problems - so I am inclined support them, but I really want to hear what local people think. This is our chance to help shape Woking's highway network for years to come."