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.
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 are 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.
- Travel SMART Large bid summary (please contact us for a copy of the full bid document)
- Travel SMART Key Component (Small) bid document
Travel SMART 2015/16 bid for further funding
In 2014, Surrey County Council submitted two bids to the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Revenue Fund for 2015/16.
The first covered the Coast to Capital LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area, with a focus on the LEP 'latent potential' towns of Leatherhead, Dorking, Epsom and Redhill. The bid included a number of county wide measures including support for walking and cycling and enhanced bus promotion and information. Unfortunately this bid was not successful.
Stepping Up Connectivity in the SciTech Corridor and the Blackwater Valley (Enterprise M3 LEP) was a joint bid by Surrey County Council and Hampshire County Council with a focus on the priority economic centres of Basingstoke, Farnborough, Guildford, Woking, Camberley, Staines, Aldershot, Andover and Whitehill/Bordon. This bid was successful and resulted in an award of £1.684 million.
This work programme is now complete.