Work to improve walking and cycling in Welwyn Garden City will start next week.

Hertfordshire County Council has been awarded £9 million by the Department for Transport as part of the government's active travel fund. 

This includes £2.6 million announced in May 2022 and £6.4 million confirmed in November 2020.

This grant will help the council "create safer, easier to use spaces for pedestrians and cyclists".

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From Monday, February 6, Parkway in Welwyn Garden City will be closed from The Campus to Howardsgate.

Howardsgate will also be closed between Parkway and Wigmores North.

These roads will be closed for approximately three to four weeks.

The council stated: "By increasing walking and cycling, we'll improve health, air quality, road safety, the local economy and traffic congestion."

The proposed schemes support the objectives in the council's Local Transport Plan and Sustainable Hertfordshire strategy to help make more journeys by bicycle and foot across the county.

Hertfordshire County Council added: "We are progressing with a number of schemes we consulted on in summer 2021.

"The additional funds announced in May are planned to go towards new pedestrian and cycle facilities in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage."  

More information on the engagement and consultation can be found in the Active travel fund consultation report.