Walking and Cycling

The District Council has promoted its Strategy for nearly 40 years, introducing many new improvements to make cycling easier and to improve walking conditions. We want to encourage people of all experience levels to use their bike to get around. Use this page to find out more about promoted routes and infrastructure, or contact - new and current schemes are listed in the section below.

Local Cycling and Walking routes promoted by the District Council

New and current schemes

Leavesden Cycle Hub

Three Rivers District Council in partnership with Watford Cycle Hub and One YMCA launched a brand new Cycle Hub in Leavesden on Sunday 30th September;  providing a new ‘one-stop shop’ for everything to do with bikes.

Located in the new Community building in Leavesden Country Park off of College Road in Abbots Langley, Leavesden Cycle Hub offers a range of facilities including servicing and repairs, bike hire, bike registering, reconditioned bike sales and cycle tuition for children and adults.

To find out more about Leavesden Cycle Hub or book on to any of their courses visit

New cycle parking

New parking is being introduced around the District - you can see our familiar Green cycle stands outside stations and at busy shopping parades and town centres. Extra parking is now being built at Rickmansworth Station and is planned at other Stations that were identified in our Strategic Review of Cycle Parking.


Three Rivers Cycling Strategy

The District Council has developed and promoted its Cycling Strategy since 1981 with visible success in creating and improving the cycle routes it promotes across the Three Rivers District.

Recent projects include the upgrades to the Grand Union Canal towpath in partnership with other local authorities and the Canal and River Trust, and the South Way cycleway.

This towpath now provides a level traffic-free route connecting Croxley Green, West Watford, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley and Nash Mills with a wider, well promoted route.

The South Way Cycleway connects the improved towpath with Abbots Langley, Leavesden and into Garston on a nearly traffic-free shared footway and bridleway.

TRDC Cycling Strategy 2003 (pdf)