The free map of cycling routes has been revamped to include the routes through Verulamium Park and the soon to be launched Green Ring around St Albans.
St Albans City and District Council has just published the updated map
online. Free printed copies of the map are also available from the St Albans Tourist and Information Centre, Parish Councils and local libraries. Members of the St Albans Cycle Campaign provided the Council with assistance to update the map.
The map is part of a wider strategy to improve facilities and routes for cyclists in the District. The District Council recently completed new cycle routes through Verulamium Park and is working with Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) on the Green Ring walking and cycling route.
The 9km long Green Ring is due for completion in late spring and allows walkers and cyclists to travel along shared paths and quiet roads.
The Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund financed the Green Ring and the Cycle Map following a joint bid by the District and County Councils.
Other improvements already made by both Councils to benefit cyclists include:
- New signage for the Green Ring route in and around St Albans
- Conversion of a section of the A414 footway between London Colney and Park Street into a shared use cycle path.
The District Council has also provided a new access ramp and resurfaced sections of the Nickey Line path in Harpenden. In addition it is promoting cycling events through its website, Twitter feed and the residents’ newsletter, Community News.
The District Council will install 20 cycle racks in St Albans City centre in July 2015. These are in addition to the 1,150 secure racks provided around the District in the last few years.