Watford Borough Council has launched a new survey to explore cycling habits of local residents.
The survey will ask for views on a proposed bike share scheme for the town, with cycles available for hire at various locations, 24/7.
The scheme will help support the provision of sustainable transport as Watford grows.
This is essential given the increasing pressure on the transport network in the borough and particularly in light of the growth expected, with the government asking Watford to build around 800 new homes every year.
“Whether you are a committed or a fair weather cyclist, or someone who has put the bike away but is keen to get pedalling again, or if you currently wouldn’t dream of ever getting on a bike we want to hear from you,” says Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor. “It’s important that we understand better what would make residents leave the car behind and start cycling again.”
There are already a number of new cycling schemes and improved facilities that have been introduced across the town as part of the Mayors sustainable transport plan.
These include new cycling facilities at Watford Junction, 11 new cycle racks along the High Street and dedicated cycle lanes in the town centre that make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians to navigate through the town.
The survey can be completed at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Cycle-Survey-2019.
The council is offering three £50 vouchers for intu Watford to those who take part in the survey.
Residents can also have their say at the next cycling forum being held in March.