Whilst some employment sites in Woking town centre enjoy good quality travel links from a variety of modes of travel, key employment areas such as Goldsworth Park, Sheerwater Business Park, Brooklands and Byfleet industrial estate are locations where sustainable access is limited.
With most strategic employment centres located near to population centres, and with areas such as Brooklands very nearby, the potential for people accessing work via walking and cycling, in addition to public transport, is significant. By linking these sites with the existing provision in Woking, a more holistic use of the transport system will be made available. This will ease congestion on the road network and enable greater economic growth.
Improved cycle accessibility to stations would encourage more sustainable trips. This would mean greater access from employment sites to rail stations and would reduce pressure on the road networks, especially at peak travel times.
Other expected impacts include:
• Encourage modal shift (to walking, cycling, bus and rail)
• reduced congestion
• improved journey time reliability
• reduced journey times
• reduced vehicle operating costs
• increased accessibility to economic centres and railway stations
• reduce road casualties
• deliver increased bus reliability and patronage to major employment sites, town centres, hospitals and education centres