Wigmores North contraflow cycle path

By | 9th May 2023

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.

Wigmores North cycle path showing segregated track around the corner at the Blacks shop.

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.

Wigmores North showing one way road for cars and contraflow cycle path heaing south.

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 .

One thought on “Wigmores North contraflow cycle path

  1. Mark Whittle

    1 The first photo shows an area where cycles and pedestrians will mix together. I think that layout is unsafe.
    2 I cannot see me using Wigmore North. I gain cycle access to the town by use of North part of Stonehills or Parkway.
    3 Please spend your money to better connect Codicote and Welwyn to WGC. I.e. cycle track beside the busy A1000 dual carriageway.
    4 It is interesting to see that you plan a oneway street with contraflow for cycles. That would be very useful in Old Welwyn beside St Marys church.


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