VISION: Local rural highway issues are responded to effectively, traffic speed on rural roads is addressed and sustainable transport alternatives are promoted.

This could be achieved by:

* Prompt response to highway issues on rural roads
* Traffic speed being tackled including through Community Speed Watch campaigns
* Promotion of sustainable transport alternatives
* Quiet Lane initiatives to enable more shared use of rural roads by all road users


Answer - Disagree

Surrey is congested, suffers poor air quality; building in rural areas will make traffic much worse. We need to concentrate all building within towns and cities, not expand into Surrey's Green Belt.  Surrey has some of the highest levels of car ownership per household and an affluent population that can choose to ignore any effort to take them out of their cars or promote someone else's right to use a country lane if not in a large 4x4.

The local rural highway issues are not currently responded to effectively, traffic speeds on rural roads are much too high and sustainable transport alternatives are not promoted at all. We had a Community Speed Watch but it was withdrawn after volunteers were threatened by motorists and there was no police support presence.  We have tried for axle weight restrictions to reduce HGV 'rat runs' but the SCC Highways department allowed themselves to be swayed by the arguments of the police on road safety grounds. Our community experience suggests this Vision to be mere window-dressing with no substance as SCC do not have the resources to back it up.

Wednesday the 20th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template