Reducing the need to travel by car is key to ensure the sustainable growth of Ashford. Alternative means of travel such as walking offer a pleasant recreational activity and considerable health benefits.

For more information on local walking routes visit our Recreation and Leisure section.

Ashford plans to:

  • Encourage walking and use of local facilities for residential schemes in the town centre.
  • Ensure new developments have well connected walking routes to local facilities.
  • Provide good connections to SMARTLINK routes and Park and Ride sites.
  • Further introduction of  ‘safer routes to school’ and ‘walking buses’.
  • Improve conditions for walking and cycling in the town centre by creating a series of streets and squares.

More information on the plans are available in the Ashford Transport Strategy.