We have been promoting a cycleway through Weybridge for a number of years and despite many setbacks, practical steps are now being made. The cycleway will link Byfleet to Weybridge and pass by M&S, Tescos, The Heights, The London and Brooklands Museum, Brooklands College, Heathside School, St George’s School, the station and the town centre, The cycleway is in three parts:
- The southern end meets the Byfleet cycleway at the Elmbridge/Woking border at Brooklands and passes through the park, past the Brooklands museum, alongside the railway to the station. It is proposed that the section from the Mercedes Benz world and the Heights to the station will be well lit.
- The middle part will travel parallel to Heath Road and via an upgraded Springrose path and Springfield Lane to Monument Green
- The northern part will link Monument Green with the Thames Pathway and Wey Navigation Path
The southern section is being developed first. This and the middle section require access to common land and therefore, subject to public consultation which ends on 27 November, the permission of the Secretary of State. The Elmbridge Countryside Consultative Group has already endorsed the scheme.
Alongside this various land permissions and cycle orders are required to accompany the business case the Elmbridge and Surrey have to make to unlock the allocated local enterprise partnership funding for the project.
The aim is to finalise the project’s business case in December 2017 in order to submit the application in January 2018 for opening in 2019/20.