Have your say on Welwyn Hatfield's cycling and walking infrastructure

Welwyn Hatfield residents are being asked for their views on proposals to improve walking and cycling facilities in the borough.

People walking and crossing road

The consultation on a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is being held by Hertfordshire County Council, in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, and will help to create accessible, safe routes for active travel.

Once the results of the consultation are known, the plan will be used as the basis for future works which over the long term will make active travel in the borough more appealing and convenient as well as improving the safety of these routes for those using them.

Councillor Samuel Kasumu, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change said:

The council have declared a Climate Emergency in response to concerns from residents and this consultation is an important step to improving the options for green travel within Welwyn Hatfield.

We want to get people out of their cars and travelling by foot or bike as much as possible. It's not only good for our environment but also beneficial to our physical and mental health.

I'm sure residents will welcome this initiative and provide us with valuable feedback and information to ensure improvements are made where they will have maximum impact locally.

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Hertfordshire County Council, said: "By increasing access to walking and cycling initiatives in Welwyn Hatfield we'll help to improve health, air quality, road safety and reduce traffic congestion.

"Our aim is to offer all residents a cleaner, greener and healthier Hertfordshire. Having an up to date LCWIP for Welwyn Hatfield puts us in an excellent position to help achieve this."

The consultation is open now and runs until 19 August.

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