Developing Green Active Travel in Surrey
Thursday 8th July 20:00-21:00: Free Virtual Discussion – Ticketed Event
Turning away from cars and increasing cycling and walking is a great way to reduce our individual carbon emissions while also improving our physical and mental wellbeing. https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/
The Green Travel Action Group is comprised of residents of Runnymede who believe a healthy and happy neighbourhood is one in which encourages active travel. They have started a consultation with Surrey County Council and Runnymede Borough Council to develop better cycling and walking infrastructure within Runnymede.
Before you attend the session, you might like to see the comments that have been made so far: https://surreycovidtransportmap.commonplace.is/comments
You might also like to watch Xavier Brice’s webinar on Liveable Cities: Living and Moving Together
Jeff Wilson is a Transport Planner at Surrey County Council. As a member of the Transport Policy team, he is involved in the delivery of a number of active travel schemes in the county and the development of a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for the Runnymede area. He is a keen walker, bike user and public transport advocate.
Xavier Brice is the CEO of Sustrans, Sustainable Transportation, and has been fascinated by transport’s impact on society since childhood. He believes that how we get around shapes how happy we are as individuals, and how happy and healthy our society is. He thinks we could all be a lot healthier and happier and is thrilled to be in an organisation making that happen.
Prior to Sustrans Xavier was at Transport for London where he held a variety of roles. This included leading the modernisation of London Underground’s stations, and developing a new cycling strategy for the city, which led to the introduction of the Cycle Superhighways and Cycle Hire Scheme. Before this, he advised international businesses and organisations on their strategies
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