Guildford is a congested town with a large number of traffic hotspots that create delays and poor air quality. Even the villages feel it.
We support more active management of air pollution along busy roads, and sensitive planning to prevent the kind of traffic jam that now occupies Burpham. If only the council had listened to local people, it would have worked out better!
Labour’s bus survey
We have spoken to people around the borough about their experience of bus services. We found that:
- People who do not have bus passes find the services very expensive.
- In Bellfields, the buses do not run late enough to use after work and in Onslow, they do not run at all on Sunday.
- In the villages, the service is too infrequent to be useful.
- People want to see the bus station rebuilt where it stands to be more comfortable, safe and easy to use.
What will Guildford Labour do?
- Put more air quality monitors and leafy hedges along main routes.
- Put pressure on partners such as Surrey County Council and bus operators to serve the villages better.
- Use new powers to work with operators, creating new models and methods of bus service.
- Always consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists in planning, and, in particular, attend to the needs of disabled users who are currently hard-pressed to visit the town centre.
- Support the proposed new train stations in Park Barn and Merrow.
Promoted by Sue Hackman on behalf of Guildford Labour Party both at 9b Martyr Rd Guildford GU1 4LF.