I shared last week that I had submitted a question to The Leader of Surrey County Council for full council. This meeting took place this week online as an informal meeting.
My question was about a lasting legacy of greener, safer transport.
Here is the response from Cllr Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways:
These have and continue to be very challenging times and as a necessity established behaviours have been forced to change. It is correct that the statement from Government expresses a desire to make changes to road layouts to support the Covid-19 recovery and cycling/walking. The County Council takes the whole green agenda very seriously and prior to the Covid-19 crisis the direction was to increase sustainable modes of transport. With the changes caused by the crisis and the need to socially isolate, this has become even more important.
An Officer group has been established and tasked to consider what our appropriate response to meet these challenges could be. Members will be kept updated.
In this document you can read the questions and responses from this week’s full council here.