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Stepped route out of Welwyn Garden City station - there really is no good route for wheelchairs

Bike shop, Welwyn Garden City

Side access to Welwyn Garden City - this route is blocked by steps as well.

Footway towards Welwyn Garden City station

Barriers to the left; ahead is no longer shared-use but it should be

NCN route 57 takes a sharp zig to the left towards Welwyn Garden City station

Clear desire line towards Welwyn Garden City station - but NCN route 57 stays on asphalt for a zig to the right.

NCN route 12, Welwyn Garden City

NCN routes 12 and 57 east from Welwyn Garden City

Route sign at the junction of NCN routes 12 and 57, Welwyn Garden City

Toucan crossing to the junction of NCN routes 12 and 57, Welwyn Garden City

Desire-line short cut to a toucan crossing on NCN route 57

Clear desire line - but NCN route 57 officially stays on the asphalt for a big zig to the left.

Turn left on NCN route 57 south from Welwyn Garden City station

Modal filter on NCN route 57 south from Welwyn Garden City station

The garden city was a great idea until it was swamped by cars

Except Cycles plate needed on the Dead End sign on NCN route 57 south from Welwyn Garden City station

Signs for NCN route 57 west from Welwyn Garden City station (actually behind the camera)

Signs for NCN route 57 south from Welwyn Garden City station

There are scattered groups of cycle stands on the west side of Welwyn Garden City station

There are scattered groups of cycle stands on the west side of Welwyn Garden City station

There's a ramp from Welwyn Garden City station to the upper level of the shopping centre, where lifts are not obvious and in any case are closed from 19.15 - that's right, arrive here in a wheelchair in the evening and you will be stuck on ... [more]

Stepped access only to Welwyn Garden City station from the east

Stepped access only to Welwyn Garden City station from the east

Cycle parking on the east side of Welwyn Garden City station

Sign to the station cycle parking, Welwyn Garden City - with stepped access beyond.

Route signs, Welwyn Garden City

Transition from pop-up cycle lane to shared-use footway

Pop-up cycle lane on the railway bridge, Welwyn Garden City

Pop-up cycle lane on the railway bridge, Welwyn Garden City - yes, those cyclists are riding the wrong way.

Bus stop and pop-up cycle lane on the railway bridge, Welwyn Garden City

bakfiets at Waitrose, Welwyn Garden City - there's no space in the normal cycle parking area

Limited cycle parking at Waitrose in Welwyn Garden City, and rather hidden away.

Cut-through in Welwyn Garden City - dropped kerb needed, for wheelchairs and everyone else

Modal filter in Welwyn Garden City - parking restriction required.

Modal filter in Welwyn Garden City, but that's a vicious upstand.

Traffic-free link in Welwyn Garden City, but it really should be improved for cycling.

Traffic-free link in Welwyn Garden City, but it really should be improved for cycling.

Traffic-free link in Welwyn Garden City, but it really should be improved for cycling.

Some kind of link from the Bessemer Way to Nursery Hill would be helpful

Some kind of link from the Bessemer Way to Nursery Hill would be helpful

Cut-through on Nursery Hill

Cut-through on Nursery Hill

The path alongside Welwyn viaduct ends in a car park. It could be improved for cycling.

Path alongside Welwyn viaduct

Path alongside Welwyn viaduct

Cut-through to the shared-use path along Bessemer Road

Cut-through from Bessemer Road

Shared-use path along Bessemer Road and under Welwyn viaduct

Shared-use path along Bessemer Road and under Welwyn viaduct

Shared-use path along Bessemer Road

Popular pedestrian cut-through, but it would be a dangerous crossing of Hertford Road for bikes.

Popular pedestrian cut-through, but it would be a dangerous crossing of Hertford Road for bikes.

Popular pedestrian cut-through, but it would be a dangerous crossing for bikes.

A choice of surfaces on the bridleway from Tewin to Digswell

Lift your bike or use the kissing gate - the only problem on the bridleway from Tewin to Digswell

Steepish descent on the bridleway from Tewin to Digswell

Bridleway from Tewin to Digswell

Start of bridleway from Tewin to Digswell

Surfaced route through Haldens Park - minor improvement needed for cycling.

Surfaced route through Haldens Park - it would be helpful to mark this as open for cycling.

Surfaced route through Haldens Park - it would be helpful to mark this as open for cycling.

Cycleway under construction along Bessemer Road

Shared-use footway by Bessemer Road, and new cycleway under construction on the far side.

Crossing on shared-use route along Bessemer Road

Shared-use footway for the Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell

End of Cycle Route signs where the Bessemer Way turns left towards Welwyn Garden City

Modal filter on Lyles Lane, now the Bessemer Way from Digswell to Welwyn Garden City

Lyles Lane, now the traffic-free Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell

Sharp left turn on the Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell

The Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell crosses the railway on a traffic-free bridge.

Not entirely clear, but the Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell continues ahead on the road.

The Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell follows a green line through a car park to Gresley Close

The Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell follows the green line through this car park

Cyclists swing right here at the end of the Bessemer Way from Digswell to Welwyn Garden City (also cycle parking near the college)

Start of the Bessemer Way from Welwyn Garden City to Digswell

Barriers at Welwyn Garden City blocking what could be a useful link from the former railway.

Dead-end path on the former railway in Welwyn Garden City

Underpass beneath Digswell Road - the former railway could be used as a through route, but it just peters out at the moment.

The former railway peters out ahead - best to turn right to the Campus West college

Links north and east (on the former railway) from NCN routes 12 and 57, Welwyn Garden City

Road closure by the police station in Welwyn Garden City - not really set up for cycling.

Badly placed left-turn sign on NCN routes 12 and 57 - by the time you see it, you've missed the turn.

Route signs entering Welwyn Garden City on NCN routes 12 and 57

Route signs where NCN routes 12 and 57 leave Welwyn Garden City

NCN routes 12 and 57 leaving Welwyn Garden City

NCN routes 12 and 57 leaving the former railway to enter Welwyn Garden City

Information panel where NCN 12 and 57 turn right off the former railway in to Welwyn Garden City

NCN 12 and 57 on the former railway in to Welwyn Garden City

NCN routes 12 and 57 turn left off the former railway west from Welwyn Garden City

NCN routes 12 and 57 turn right to rejoin the former railway in to Welwyn Garden City

NCN routes 12 and 57 west from Welwyn Garden City

Ayot Green - keep right on NCN routes 12 and 57

Cycle lanes on NCN routes 12 and 57, crossing the A1(M) to Ayot Green

NCN routes 12 and 57 cross the B197 to a shared-use path on the far side.

NCN routes 12 and 57 towards Welwyn Garden City

Blocked section of the former Welwyn Garden City-Luton railway

Disused section of the Welwyn Garden City-Luton railway

End of Cycle Route sign at a housing development on the edge of Welwyn.

Start of shared-use link out of Old Welwyn

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