Monthly Archives: October 2013

Brompton Dock cycle hire rides into Woking

Twenty Brompton folding bicycles are now available to hire from Woking train station, making it easier for residents and visitors to travel sustainably around the town and beyond. A Brompton Dock will house the bicycles, which can be hired on a day-to-day basis.
Funded by Surrey County Council’s Travel SMART initiative, the dock will greatly increase the amount of sustainable door-to-door journeys that can be made in and around Woking. Its installation follows the trial of a similar dock at Guildford train station which has proved a huge success. Brompton Dock is a unique cycle hire scheme that offers its members 24/7/365 access to Brompton bikes.
After registering at http://www.bromptondock.co.uk, members can reserve a bike online or by text message from any of Brompton’s public docks including the one at Woking station.
The dock is just one of a raft of measures being put in place by the Travel SMART programme, which aims to help Surrey residents cut calories, carbon and cost.

The new hub will be officially opened on Wednesday 30 October by John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport. The dock will be promoted by media relations, social media and a direct marketing campaign at Woking station.

Travel SMART is currently offering Surrey residents annual membership of Brompton Dock for just £10 (usually £20). Please encourage your residents to get in touch with the Travel SMART team on travelsmart@surreycc.gov.uk or call 03456 009 009 for more details of how to access the offer.

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Gritting update for tonight

Proposal for 29 October 2013

Afternoon gritting decisions

West area (Domain B and C) – No action

East area (Domain A and D) – No action

Highways Agency * (M3, M23, M25, A3) – No action

Road surface temperatures are rapidly dropping this evening due to dry clear spells. Our current expectations are that temperatures will not fall below zero but this requires monitoring.

24hr forecast for Surrey issued at 12:00 hrs today – valid until 30 October at noon

Wind – 7.8 mph (average)

Ice / Hoar Frost – None

Snow – None

24 Hour Weather Summary:

Spells of sunshine this afternoon but also a risk of one or two isolated showers. Dry by this evening and staying dry through the night with long clear spells and just a light westerly breeze. Feeling chilly and road surface temperatures will fall away in places, possibly becoming marginal in the coldest spots, but they will hold above zero everywhere. Dry and bright tomorrow morning with plenty of sunshine and road surface temperatures quickly recovering.

Minimum Air Temperature +2.5 C
Minimum Road Surface Temperature +1 C

Current road surface temperature highs at our weather station in Botley Hill is +20.0 C, and lows of +9.6 C in Croydon Road (M25)

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For seasonal highways information http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/highwaysinfoonline

We welcome any feedback about our service. If you have any comments, compliments or complaints about the winter communications service, please send them to: communications.officer@surreycc.gov.uk

*Please note that all information on these routes are provided by the Highways Agency and are correct, to our knowledge, at the time of sending this email. For further information, please contact the Highways Agency on 0300 123 5000 or visit theirwebsite

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