Guildford - Walnut Tree Close

31 May 2022

One Way Trial for 6 Months

As an experiment Walnut Tree Close is closed to through traffic southbound from the 29th May for six months, The road between Wey Corner and the Royal Mail Delivery Office is North bound only.

Traffic is still allowed south to the Roayal Mail depot where a turning lane has been installed. Cyclists are still allowed to cycle southbound.

The picture accompanying the post shows the one-way section alongside the recently built Bankside Student Living accommodation.


The trial is planned to show if a one-way system will:

  • Reduce peak-hour queuing along Walnut Tree Close
  • Improve safety for all road users
  • Reduce the conflict between traffic exiting Walnut Tree Close and the gyratory
  • Create a more pleasant environment along the road to encourage more walking and cycling

If this one-way system proves beneficial against these criteria it will be made permanent.

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