Making Walking and Cycling Better in Thurrock

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A woman smiles whilst riding a bike, she is wearing a grey tshirt and black leggings with a cycle helmet.  Behind her you can see the entrance to Grays Town Wharf and the river Thames beyond.

We want to improve walking and cycling journeys within the borough and beyond.

The government is investing £2billion across the UK to make walking and cycling better, safer and the preferred way of making local journeys. We would like you to tell us where improvements are needed in Thurrock to help you walk more often and feel safer cycling.

For example, you might want a new crossing on a busy road, or a new safe route to help children get to school, or a new path to help you get to work. You can tell us about the little things

We want to improve walking and cycling journeys within the borough and beyond.

The government is investing £2billion across the UK to make walking and cycling better, safer and the preferred way of making local journeys. We would like you to tell us where improvements are needed in Thurrock to help you walk more often and feel safer cycling.

For example, you might want a new crossing on a busy road, or a new safe route to help children get to school, or a new path to help you get to work. You can tell us about the little things too, such as extra signs on footpaths that are hard to find, more cycle parking, more benches to help you rest while on a walk, or new locations for bus stops.

As well as residents, we would like to hear from local businesses, and those who come to the borough to visit or work.

Your views are important as they will help us show the government where funding is most needed for Thurrock.

This consultation will stay open for several months so you can share new ideas whenever they come to mind. We want to build a long-list of plans that we can start work on as soon as funding is available.

There are two ways you can tell us how and where we should make improvements.

The first is an online map of Thurrock, on which you can drag-and-drop different types of markers to show exactly where attention is needed. Once you've put a marker on the map, you can tell us what improvement is needed there, or your comments about that location. You can use whichever type of marker fits best with your views.

Secondly, you can use the 'Ideas' option to tell us your views on how we could encourage more people to walk or cycle. These can be very specific ideas, problems and solutions, or more general thoughts. If you can help us improve walking and cycling in Thurrock, we want to hear from you.

Lastly, please fill-in our short survey form. This will help us understand more about residents, workers, employers and visitors who would like to see improvements around the borough.

If you have difficulties with this consultation or want to tell us about anything else related to transport, please use the email address and contact details on this page.

Thank you for all your ideas for making Thurrock a more enjoyable place for you, your loved ones, friends or staff to walk and cycle safely.

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Walking and Cycling Map

12 months

Our Map tool lets you make suggestions by placing pins on our interactive map, so you can show us exactly where you want us to act, click the + to see the pins.  We are asking you to:


  • Place a pin on the map. We have labelled a series of pins, from which you can drag and drop to show us exactly where you feel improvements are needed, or just to highlight a location where you feel there is something important to tell us.
  • Once you have dropped a pin, it would be helpful if you could tell us a little bit about why you have selected the location – it can be just to highlight a problem, what improvements you feel might be best needed, or any other comment relevant to the issue.

Some pins will be specific to certain types of situations, whereas others will be more generic – just use the one you feel is the best fit. The more information you are able to provide, the easier it is for us to understand the situation to plan for the future. 

Use red pins for cycling, blue pins for walking, green pins for maintenance issues and purple pins for general comments this will enable use to quickly see the number of issues.

You are also able to drop as many pins as you feel necessary, we just ask that you use the most appropriate pin for your comment, and provide a comment specific for each dropped pin, you can also add a photo or image if relevant.