Bridge Road - Pedestrian Zone Trial

Closes 30 Apr 2021

Opened 19 Mar 2021

Overview

Proposed new pedestrian zone - Bridge Road

In October 2020,an online questionnaire was set up for residents and businesses to complete regarding a proposed trial pedestrian zone in Bridge Road.  We wanted to assess whether there would be support for a trial.

Outcome of survey

  • A total of 922 letters were sent to the agreed consultee area, including 884 residential addresses, and 38 business addresses. 
  • 130 responses were received including 108 from residents and 18 from businesses.
  • 76% of the respondents were supportive of a pedestrian zone to be operated on weekends and bank holidays. 
  • Opinion was more divided on the extent of the pedestrian zone and its time of operation.
  • 50% of the respondents supported the location of the zone from Creek Road to Riverbank.
  • 42% of the respondents supported the location of the zone from Palace Road to Riverbank.
  • Just under half of the businesses engaged with the consultation, making it difficult to be confident of the business community’s views on the proposal. 

Surrey Highways officers reviewed the consultation results with local Divisional and Ward Members.  The appetite within the local community for some form of weekend and bank holiday pedestrian zone was acknowledged, and that there was merit in developing the pedestrian zone further.  However, it was clear that it would be imprudent to go ahead with the trial without a clear understanding of the views of the business community.

Proposal

To this end, we have decided to ask the business community only to have their say on whether to hold a ‘weekend only pedestrian zone’ as a trial operating from:

  • Place Road to Riverbank
  • Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm – (weekend and times to be confirmed)

Or

  • August Bank Holiday - 27 - 30 August 2021

The pedestrian zone will be designed using temporary equipment, so that the zone could be modified, and removed quickly between the operative times. 

We would be grateful to hear your views as to whether you would support this trial and whether you have any other feedback in relation to this scheme. 

Please complete this short questionnaire plus any additional comments by 30th April 2021. 

The comments received will be analysed and considered before a decision is made on how to proceed.  Should the scheme be supported, dates and times of the trial will be announced. 

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Elmbridge

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Highways