Did you know that the average CO2 emissions from travel in Reigate & Banstead for 2019 was 2.26 tonnes per person, which was more than the English average of 1.85 tonnes per person? (Source Gov.uk)
Where possible, reducing personal car use is a great way to reduce emissions and improve local air quality.
There are lots of ways to reduce car journeys, such as car sharing, public transport and active transport (see below for more on this). If you need a car, then switching to electric is a more environmentally friendly choice.
Car clubs and car sharing
Car clubs offer an alternative to car ownership, providing access to vehicles on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Surrey County Council has lots of information on Car Clubs in Surrey, including a discount offer on the Enterprise Car Club for Surrey residents. Other options include:
Electric vehicle charging
We currently have 15 electric vehicle charging points across the Borough, and seven of these are available to the public. These can be found at:
- Town Hall Car Park Reigate RH2 0SH
- Victoria Road Car Park Horley RH6 7AS
- Wray Lane Car Park Junction 8 M25
We are working to increase this number across the borough, both at Council-owned car parks and, through our work with Surrey County Council, at on-street locations. If you have suggestions for where an on-street charging point should be located, you can add it to Surrey County Council's electric vehicle chargepoint interactive map.
You can find the Council chargers as well as others available to the public at Zap Map.
Surrey County Council together with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, the contractor Atkins and Sustrans have developed a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for the borough. This document identifies a number of routes to be delivered over the next 10 years. These will supplement or update parts of the current network to support health and well-being by encouraging more cycling and walking in the borough.
Travelling around Reigate & Banstead on foot or by bike (or other non-motorised forms of transport) is good for your health as well as the environment. For more information, check the active travel information on the My Health page.