Have your say to improve cycling and walking routes

Poster advertising the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation. Appealing for residents, businesses and organisations to have their say to make walking and cycling in Dacorum better for allYou can give your views on how routes for cycling and walking in Dacorum can be made better by taking part in a consultation, which is open until 11.59pm on Monday 26 February 2024.

We're working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council to put together a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), and you can get involved by visiting

It is important that residents, businesses, community groups and visitors all give their views to help shape the plan as it is being developed.

The LCWIP aims to make walking and cycling the best choices for shorter journeys or part of longer journeys, so people see these options as preferable to using a car in the future.

You can help to identify the key cycling and walking routes in the borough that require improvements over the next 10 years. Funding will be sought from central Government and other sources. Potential future enhancements include new or improved crossings, footway improvements, junction upgrades and traffic-calming measures.

Once this initial consultation period has ended, we will consider all of your feedback. We'll then draw up the final draft LCWIP, and you'll be able to have your say on this later in the year.

Councillor Phil Bibby, Executive Member for Highways and Transport at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We want cycling and walking to be an easy and convenient choice for people travelling in Dacorum. Receiving feedback on our proposed plan is key to helping develop a framework that provides a greener and safer way to travel.

“Our aim is to offer all residents a cleaner, greener, healthier Hertfordshire. By increasing access to cycling and walking initiatives, we'll help to improve health and air quality, as well as reducing traffic congestion.”

Councillor Adrian England, our Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Deputy Leader, said: “Our residential streets are full of parked cars, making convenient parking impossible and restricting movement for emergency services.

“More cycling and walking can help. It is fundamental that, for shorter journeys in particular, we make cycling and walking more attractive and practical alternatives to using a car. We aim to pinpoint - with your help - where the potential demand is greatest for cycling and walking improvements in Dacorum, and where changes will most benefit our residents by creating space.

“It is important that as many people as possible have their say, as the comments we receive will be instrumental to making sure an effective Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan is developed.

“We believe tackling climate change is about making life feel better, supporting healthy choices and making best use of the space we have.”