Walking and Cycling

The District Council has promoted its Cycling Strategy for over 40 years, introducing many new and improved routes to make cycling and walking easier, often in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and other local organisations.

We want to enable and encourage people of all abilities to use their bike to get around - particularly people who do not often ride a bike. We also want to make walking easier for everyone.

Start to walk and cycle more around the Three Rivers District

Take a look at our local cycling and walking knowledge base to help you get around. Let us know if you have any useful contributions. Use this page to find out more about promoted routes and support, or contact - new and current schemes are listed in the section below. 

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.

The map below shows the proposed promoted network, which is planned to link homes with workplaces, schools and key destinations. You can download the current Three Rivers Walking & Cycling Strategy here. This Strategy is supported by the Southwest Hertfordshire Cycle Study 2013, published by Hertfordshire County Council which you can download here. 

The strategy will be supplemented by our emerging Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure plan, under development and due to be published in 2022 - more information is available here.

Current improvements

Three Rivers is currently developing proposals to improve connections between: 
  • Abbots Langley and Bedmond - Proposed local route to make it easier to walk and bike, with a focus on school travel.
  • Rickmansworth and Chorleywood - Proposed alternative routes to busy main road.
  • Carpenders Park and Bushey High Street - Proposed links to existing Greenways Network.
  • Kings Langley (Primrose Hill) and Apsley, on to Hemel Hempstead - Final link in Grand Union Canal towpath route, connecting local settlements.

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 capacity has been introduced at Croxley and Rickmansworth Stations, which were identified in our Strategic Review of Cycle Parking. More is planned for town centres and key destinations in Three Rivers.