Working Towards a Green Travel Network for Guildford

The Council's annual air quality update is going to Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 15 January with an update on our Air Quality Strategy action plan.

Good progress has been made on many of the measures - with a strong commitment to supporting businesses in making alternative travel choices. This is just part of a number of new approaches we are taking to improve air quality in our borough.

This year we will work on a number of the measures. One of the most exciting is the development of a green travel network, working to establish sustainable travel measures such as car sharing, walking, cycling and public transport.

The scheme will also support businesses in encouraging their employees to make alternative travel choices and reduce car use.

Cllr Graham Ellwood, Lead Councillor for Licensing, Environmental Health and Community Safety, says: "I am delighted that we are now moving forward with this green travel scheme to enable a modal shift in travel planning and the consequent improvement that this will bring to our air quality.

"The scheme will draw together a number of measures to help improve air quality in our borough and make it a more pleasant place to live and work. We will also be working as an organisation to allow more flexible, home working patterns to reduce commuting."

We are currently finalising our plan to implement the scheme and will release more details once this has been established.

Published on Monday 14 January.