Our vision for Sutton - Safer, Active, Greener Streets
Sutton is already a great place to live, work and raise a family. But as the lockdown measures continue to ease, the Council wants to help keep people safe as more of our schools and local services reopen and local businesses get back to work.
The Council is introducing ambitious new plans to make walking and cycling easier - Safer, Active, Greener Streets - at different locations around Sutton. We are:
widening our pavements in our town and district centres to make them clear and safe for people walking.
creating new cycle lanes to make getting about by bike safer and easier.
keeping traffic moving for those that need to use their cars and for those businesses that need to load and unload.
supporting businesses to make them safe for their staff and customers as people move around our high streets and in and out of shops.
All of these changes will help residents stay safe and support local businesses in Sutton. The Council wants to act quickly in response to changing travel patterns and the need to ensure social distancing.
The Safer, Greener, Active Streets programme will also play a key part in improving local air quality, in promoting green neighbourhoods and in Sutton’s response to the climate emergency as set out in the Council’s Environment Strategy.
How much of this ambitious programme we can deliver will depend on the funding we receive from Transport for London (TfL) under the London Streetspace Programme and the Government’s Active Travel scheme. We submitted funding bids in June to TfL and the Government.
It is unlikely that TfL will provide all of the funding we have requested. Once our funding has been confirmed, we will be able to confirm exactly which measures we can deliver.