One in eight Welwyn Hatfield residents cycle regularly, figures show

PUBLISHED: 15:02 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 05 September 2018

One in eight people cycle in Welwyn Hatfield, according to latest figures. Picture: Radar.

One in eight people cycle in Welwyn Hatfield, according to latest figures. Picture: Radar.

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Just one in eight people in Welwyn Hatfield cycle at least once a week, according to the latest figures.

The Department for Transport has just released the results of an annual survey, which reveals how often people cycle in England.

In Welwyn Hatfield there were 438 respondents, who answered questions about their travel habits between November 2016 and November 2017. Thirteen per cent of those said they cycled at least once a week.

That is slightly above the 12 per cent national average.

The figures also showed that six per cent of respondents used their bike at least three times each week, but both locally and nationally cycling had not increased.

Xavier Brice, CEO of walking and cycling charity Sustrans, said that was “disappointing”,

He added that areas with well-established cycling cultures had higher cycling rates, with infrastructure playing a key role.

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