Cycling in Stevenage

Thanks to the vision of Eric Claxton, the Chief Engineer of the Stevenage Development Corporation, Stevenage New Town was designed from the outset with a substantial cycleway network on which cyclists can ride in safety, uninterrupted by other traffic. The network is segregated from the carriageways of the town and cyclists can cross at major junctions and other convenient points through underpasses. These underpasses were designed wherever possible such that motor traffic would climb two metres whereas cyclists would only drop down one metre. In this way adequate clearance could be provided to get cyclists under the flow of motor traffic without the ramps to the underpasses being too steep. Cyclists can also enjoy cycling straight across the open spaces in the centres of major roundabouts at this lower level. In total, Stevenage has over 45 km of cycleways making it one of the best towns in the UK for travelling by bicycle.

If you currently use the car to travel short distances in Stevenage to commute to work, visit the shops or to visit friends why not try cycling occasionally instead? You will save money on fuel, improve your fitness and you may be surprised how little your journey time is increased.

You can download the Stevenage Cycle Map or some more detailed maps for the Old Town and Town Centre using the links below:

Cycling Map of Stevenage Old Town

Cycling Map of Stevenage Town Centre

Cycling Map of Stevenage

Maintenance of cycleways

For the most part the cycleways form part of the highway network and maintenance of the surfaces and white line markings therefore falls to Hertfordshire County Council. You can use the link to the right of this page to report defects to them.

Stevenage Borough Council is responsible for keeping the cycleways free from litter and glass. The cycleways are mechanically swept every eight weeks, litter picked once a week and a glass patrol is carried out Monday to Friday. Again, to report litter, broken glass on the cycleways please use the link on the right and we will respond to within 24 hours.