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Still time to help improve walking and cycling in Hertsmere

Last Modified June 11, 2024
There's just over two weeks left to have your say on walking and cycling route improvements in Hertsmere.

Hertsmere Borough Council in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council have invited local people, communities and businesses to suggest improvements to make it easier and safer to travel on foot and by bicycle. 

You can help shape the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Hertsmere by identifying important local routes for people walking, using a wheelchair or riding a bike to go to work, school or to carry out other everyday trips in the borough, as well as what barriers you face when walking or cycling.

The walking and cycling plan aims to make active travel the best option for short journeys by highlighting local routes that require future improvements, which could include creating safer pavements, new or improved crossings, junction upgrades and traffic-calming measures.

Ross Whear, Head of Planning and Economic Development, said: “Thank you to everyone who has already contributed their views on walking and cycling in Hertsmere. Our aim is to make sustainable travel an easy and convenient choice for people living, working and visiting Hertsmere. 

"We aim to discover - with your help - where the potential demand is greatest for walking and cycling improvements in the borough, and what changes will most benefit our residents by creating a safer way to travel. The benefits of sustainable modes of transport are well documented and it’s important that we hear from residents of all ages and businesses of all sizes, in order to provide the best solutions possible.

“Improving walking and cycling routes locally will not only create a healthier Hertsmere, but a cleaner greener borough too.”

Once this initial consultation period has ended, all feedback will be considered and help shape the final draft LCWIP, which you'll be able to have your say on this later in the year.

View the draft walking and cycling networks, and give your feedback, at: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/LCWIPHertsmere. The consultation closes on Wednesday 26 June. 

You can also sign up for the Big Green Transport Talk, an interactive event for all ages in Borehamwood on 12 June. Join us to learn more about the future of sustainable and active transport in Hertsmere through an expert panel discussion, live Q&A session, interactive stalls and a poster exhibition with artwork by local schools. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a Q&A session and the event will also offer networking opportunities, with food and drink provided. Be part of the conversation and register your free place: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/BGTT 

Posted on Tuesday 11th June 2024

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