As part of the Welwyn Garden City town centre works, a short new section of cycle path is being built along Wigmores North. The road will be one way (northbound) only for cars but two way for cycles, when finished. The image below shows the cycle path at the corner by Blacks.
The remainder of the route is a painted cycle lane, which may be vulnerable to blocking by parked cars. Double yellow lines are not being install as parking in the town centre is controlled using a restricted parking zone, meaning that anyone not parked in a bay is eligible to receive a Penalty Charge Notice. The picture below is looking towards John Lewis showing the one way route for cars.
We’ll look at this again once the route is completed and Howardsgate reopened so we can test how this works for people on cycles. For now the route is closed while works are completed in Howardsgate to install a cycle filter outside Café Nero. This section is due to be open by late June.
In August, work will begin building the contraflow cycle path on Fretherne Road, which will be one way for cars southbound (ie towards Church Road). This should be complete by October when the town centre works end.
More information can be found for this and Hertfordshire County Council’s other Active Travel projects by following this link: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ActiveTravelFund .