Good news from Norman regarding the off road route along the A245 from Cobham to Byfleet. I have enclosed an article Norman has written regarding this long campaign which seems to have come to fruition, and a picture.
I am delighted to see the work is being carried out along the A245 to provide drop curbs at the points where drives lead off this very narrow and busy road. This follows a petition presented to the Elmbridge Local Transport Committee in 2017. The Surrey County Council Engineer agreed that the road is too dangerous for other than very experienced cyclist to use. Additionally the many HGVs using this road are not able to pass a cyclist due to the narrow carriageway.
When the whole 2 miles have had the full footway cleared of encroaching material, there will be a safe 2 mile route from the Seven Hills junction to the Byfleet roundabout. Surrey Police confirm that cyclists are out of the traffic dangers when on this off-road route.
Our thanks go to all the vehicle driver and cyclist supporters of the petition, the Elmbridge Local Transport committee members and the Surrey Advertiser.
Norman Johns, Chair of the Woking Cycle Users Group, said that this will encourage new and young cyclists to consider cycling between Cobham and Byfleet. If only more Local Transport committee groups were willing to back petitions for off-road cycle routes between villages, the use of cars would be reduced and much healthy exercise encouraged.