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This barrier has appeared on the @Sustrans NCN12 route between Graveley and Letchworth. Hard for any cyclist to deal with, it will exclude all those using non-standard or adapted cycles. It should be removed. @WeAreCyclingUK @hertscycli ... [more]

Sign to cycle parking at the rear of Royston station (if that means just 10 spaces, it's well out of date)

New (covered) cycle parking at Royston station

Car parking but no cycle parking at the Broadway Hotel, Letchworth

The cycle route to the central Letchworth shopping area turns right, but you could just as easily take the path to the left.

Segregated path to the central Letchworth shopping area

Warning of cycle route from the central Letchworth shopping area

Crossing to the cycle route to the central Letchworth shopping area

Refuge for cyclists waiting to turn right to the central Letchworth shopping area

Route signs on NCN route 12, Letchworth

Mystery shared-use sign and route signs where NCN route 12 crosses the Icknield Way

Route sign where NCN route 12 crosses the Icknield Way - if that's a shared-use path ahead, it's not wide enough.

Route signs where NCN route 12 crosses the Icknield Way

NCN route 12 across Norton Common, Letchworth

Lots of car parking in Letchworth, not so much cycle parking

Road closure but no real cycle access

Start of short shared-use section of NCN route 12 heading south into Letchworth

Signs where NCN route 12 heads north from Letchworth

Signs where NCN route 12 turns right (and then left)

End of short shared-use section of NCN route 12

Modal filter where NCN route 12 turns left to head north from Letchworth

End of shared-use path where NCN route 12 crosses Southfields

NCN route 12 cross the road here and turns left (and then right)

Modal filter, Letchworth

Slightly misplaced signs, as NCN route 12 stays offroad on this side of the mini-roundabout

NCN route 12 turning right to leave Letchworth

NCN route 12 crossing Wilbury Road to Norton Common, Letchworth

NCN route 12 across Norton Common, Letchworth

NCN route 12 across Norton Common, Letchworth

Link to NCN route 12 across Norton Common, Letchworth

Bike shop, Letchworth

With a dropped kerb this could be a handy short-cut to the centre of Letchworth.

Cycle parking by the Howard Park play area - although you're not supposed to cycle here.

Cycle parking on The Wynd, Letchworth

No Cycling on The Wynd, Letchworth, although it wouldn't be a problem on this southern section at least.

Scattered stands on Leys Avenue, Letchworth

Fairly useless modal filter and cut-through in Letchworth

Cycle parking and the Free Church, Letchworth

Howard Park, Letchworth - no cycling, I think, although there's no sign.

Road closure with pedestrian access, but improvement needed for cycling.

Road closure with pedestrian access, but improvement needed for cycling.

It's definitely a dead-end for motor vehicles, definitely not for pedestrians, and debatable for cyclists - improvements needed.

It's only a dead-end for motor vehicles of course.

Modal filter, Letchworth

NCN route 12 south from central Letchworth

Outside the One Garden City museum, Letchworth - acres of space for cars, the only cycle parking is at the supermarket on the far side.

Cycle stands at Morrisons supermarket, Letchworth - the only parking anywhere near the One Garden City museum

The new covered cycle parking opposite Tesco Express where the market is in Royston. Most welcome. Looking forward to using this. https://t.co/nL4xwf8TZV

Route sign for NCN route 12 north from Letchworth station (then I think there's an unsigned right turn).

Short stretch of shared-use footway west from Letchworth station

More new two-tier cycle parking at Letchworth station

Two-tier parking at Letchworth station, replacing #46327

It is the end of the route, although a Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway sign might make more sense.

Cycle parking at Letchworth library

NCN route 12 crosses both carriageways and turns left towards Letchworth station

Link west from NCN route 12 in Letchworth

NCN route 12 on a shared-use path in Letchworth (and a cyclist on the road)

NCN route 12 on a shared-use path past a bus-stop.

NCN route 12 crosses Broadway and takes the shared-use footway to central Letchworth

NCN route 12 heading south from Letchworth

The UK's first roundabout, c1909

I've idea whether NCN route 12 passes on the near or far side of the flowerbed.

Route signs where NCN route 12 crosses the A505 south of Letchworth.

Start of shared-use path to the crossing over the A505 on NCN route 12 south from Letchworth (and a cycle stand at a closed shop).

End of shared-use route, apparently, on NCN route 12 south from Letchworth

Start of shared-use path into central Letchworth

The cycle route from Hitchin to Letchworth turns left off the A505 (unsigned) and rejoins the carriageway.

The shared-use route from Letchworth to Hitchin crosses the road here

The shared-use route from Hitchin to Letchworth crosses the road here

It would be easy to remove the barriers and make this fit for cycling.

Shared-use path with Cyclists Dismount sign - the route goes past the bus stop and crosses the road at the Toucan crossing.

Bollards on the shared-use path into Letchworth

Going from Letchworth to Hitchin (no great distance) it's clear there's a shared-use path - in the other direction you wouldn't have a clue.

Road closure with no proper provision for cycling.

Road closure with no proper provision for cycling.

Northern access to Walsworth Common, Hitchin

Ramp and steps to Walsworth Common, Hitchin

Footpath to Walsworth Common, Hitchin

End of the route past Sainsbury's, Hitchin

Route past Sainsbury's, Hitchin - no link to the cycleway across the stream.

Path through Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Junction of paths out of Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Footpath from Sainsbury's to Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Route past Sainsbury's, Hitchin

Route past Sainsbury's, Hitchin

Cycle parking, Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Bike shop, Hitchin

Cycle stands as you enter Hitchin town centre

One side of Hitchin's Market Place is a cycle route

There are a couple of cycle stands at each corner of the Market Place in Hitchin

No Motor Vehicles in Hitchin churchyard (except for loading) and a traffic-free road alongside.

Cycle parking on the edge of Hitchin's shopping centre

The gate to Hitchin's High St - now traffic-free 7 days a week.

2 cycle stands opposite the gate to Hitchin's High St - now traffic-free 7 days a week.

Family cycling (in the distance) on the path across Butts Close, Hitchin

Start of byway from central Hitchin to the Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Byway to central Hitchin

Link from the byway between central Hitchin and the Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Start of byway to central Hitchin

Start of byway to the Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve, Hitchin

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