About Travel SMART
Travel SMART is a programme designed to provide people with more travel choices that help cut carbon, calories and cost. It aims to support economic growth by helping people travel in more sustainable ways. Although the programmes described below are no longer active, Travel Smart remains as the sustainable transport brand for Surrey County Council.
The original programme was funded by the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund from 2012 until 2015, with over £18 million to spend on schemes like improving and installing cycle lanes, investing in interactive and live travel information and encouraging and supporting more people in travelling sustainably. To deliver its programme of improvements, Travel SMART worked closely with borough councils, residents, community groups and businesses.
The original Travel SMART towns - Woking, Guildford, Redhill and Reigate - were chosen as they are Surrey's biggest economies and all currently suffer from significant traffic congestion. For the 2015/16 extension, Woking and Guildford were joined by Staines and Camberley.
If you would like to read the original bid document which was submitted to the Department for Transport to win Travel SMART's funding please see the attachments below.
In 2014, Surrey County Council submitted two bids to the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Revenue Fund for 2015/16. Unfortunately only one bid was successful (a joint bid with Hampshire covering the Enterprise M3 area), however both are available for viewing below.