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All photos in & around Hatfield

Showing items 1 to 81 from total of 81 items. Ordered by photo # ascending.

Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
28769Photo #28769View of the cycle path to north side of French Horn Lane. After the subway ahead it goes north to the rail station. NCN12 is on the road on the right, unable to use the cycle path due to a further lower subway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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31742Photo #31742Welwyn Hatfield Cycling Forum family bike ride along NCN57 (Ayot Greenway) about to depart on Sunday 10th July 2011. Photo is at the start of the route, just behind Roller City, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.Other:
Good practice
general
31743Photo #31743South end of Wrestler's Bridge Hatfield on NCN61 looking north. The original bridge here collapsed in 1966. Riders are about to set off on a ride to open a new cycle route in Welwyn Garden City led by Welwyn Hatfield Cycling ForumRoad environment:
Event
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31745Photo #31745View from the bridge on NCN12Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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35168Photo #35168Stanborough Park looking west showing the contraflow cycle path along the park entrance slip road. This contraflow path is a crucial link in the Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City cycle path which also connects to Stanborough School.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
35169Photo #35169NCN12 Traveller's Lane Hatfield where the route turns off to follow the paths through Oxlease Wood and Streamwoods. (Note map is slighly inaccurate at this point. Photo marker is at the correct location where the cycle path crosses the road.)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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35175Photo #35175Junction on NCN12 where route turns off French Horn Lane to Old Rectory DriveRoad environment:
Infrastructure
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35176Photo #35176On road cyclepaths on Queensway Hatfield make this a dangerous roundabout for cyclists. You need to cycle much more out into the road to be safe here. Yet this is close to 3 schools!Cycleway:
Problem
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35177Photo #35177Cycle path from Hatfield to Colney Heath where it goes under the A1(M). Old but well made.Cycleway:
Good practice
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42122Photo #42122Cycle route signs, Hatfield

Location: Smallford, St. Albans (England, United Kingdom)

The sign to Welwyn Garden City is pointing in the wrong direction. It should be pointing in the opposite direction to the St. Albans sign.
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Problem
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42123Photo #42123Bridge over the railway, Hatfield

Location: Smallford, St. Albans (England, United Kingdom)
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Infrastructure
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42126Photo #42126The NCN 61 cycle route

Location: , Panshanger Aerodrome (England, United Kingdom)
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Infrastructure
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45253Photo #45253View of new cycle path west along Wellfield RoadCycleway:
Good practice
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45254Photo #45254Wellfield Road cycle path looking west.

Access to Alban Way NCN61 on bridge via ramp to left.

View on Alban Way in #74065.
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Good practice
cycleways
45255Photo #45255New Wellfield Road cycle path looking east towards Hatfield Fire StationCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
46098Photo #46098Welwyn Garden City station - the lifts are too small, as at Cambridge.Other:
Problem
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57278Photo #57278NCN61 looking north showing where cycle route leaves main road to use Park View.Route sign:
Infrastructure
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57279Photo #57279Narrow cyclepath on bridge over A414. Southbound cyclists need to give way, as shown by sign.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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57283Photo #57283Exit from Knella Road, Welwyn Garden City heading east on NCN61. Cycle path then zigzags into gap in hedge in back ground squeezing past post just visible in background. Difficult if hedge overgrown.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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57284Photo #57284End of cycle route on Queensway, Hatfield, showing link in to toucan crossing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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62840Photo #62840Toucan crossing of QueenswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
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62841Photo #62841Oxlease roundabout looking north at end Travellers LaneCycleway:
Infrastructure
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62842Photo #62842Oxlease roundabout approaching from the northCycleway:
Infrastructure
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62843Photo #62843Cycle lane on Queensway Hatfield where it crosses the entrance to ASDA.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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62844Photo #62844Start of cycle path along east side of Woods Ave, Hatfield.Cycleway:
Good practice
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62845Photo #62845Link to Lark Rise which is a quiet road to Hill Top and the University residencesCycleway:
Good practice
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62846Photo #62846Junction between NCN12, turning right, and cycle route to central Hatfield, straight onCycleway:
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62847Photo #62847Start of cycle path on Wood Close leading to route on Woods Ave, HatfieldCycleway:
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62848Photo #62848Toucan crossing where Woods Ave cycle path west side startsCycleway:
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63218Photo #63218Gate on National Cycle Route 12 to stop misuse by motorbikes but which blocks the route for tricycles and disabled buggies. Located at north end of Oxley Wood, Hatfield.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
63219Photo #63219Gate at south end of Oxley Park, NCN12. Impassable for tricycles and disabled buggies. Difficult for tandems.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
63220Photo #63220Spiral bridge on NCN12 over South Way, Hatfield. This was originally built to serve a School, now closed.Cycleway:
Good practice
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64471Photo #64471Alban Way at Ground LaneCycleway:
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64472Photo #64472Alban Way at Ground Lane looking south westCycleway:
Infrastructure
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64474Photo #64474Alban Way at Lemsford Road Hatfield. Route to left leads to steps, route to right is towards St Albans.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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64476Photo #64476Alban Way at Ellenbrook Lane, Hatfield, a former railway level crossing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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64477Photo #64477Alban Way at Ellenbrook Lane, HatfieldCycleway:
Infrastructure
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74054Photo #74054Queensway, Hatfield, shared use path looking south. Now open and usable, February 2016.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74055Photo #74055Queensway Hatfield new cycle way approaching town centre #74054Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74056Photo #74056New pavement next to exit from cycle lane. Using this crossing then leads to the new cycleway on the opposite side of the road shown in #74054Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
74057Photo #74057Broken cycle stands outside public library in Hatfield. Over complex design which did not last and impossible to use with small wheeled bikes.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
74064Photo #74064Fore Street and the Eight Bells Pub on NCN12. Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Fans of Oliver Twist should note this is believed to be the pub Bill Sykes hides out in after Nancy is murdered.Other:
Misc
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74065Photo #74065Alban Way bridge over Wellfield Road which also has a cycle route. A rare double decker cycle route.

See #45254 for bridge from below.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74066Photo #74066French Horn Lane Hatfield where NCN12 turns south. Note NCN12 goes onto the road to the left despite the wide island. Cyclists should use the waiting area on road not the island.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
74067Photo #74067Shared use pavement completed November 2015 at Hatfield Station. Creates link to NCN61 and thence NCN12 at the Red Lion see #74025.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74068Photo #74068Subway under Great North Road Hatfield.

This could be used to divert NCN12 away from a busy roundabout, but rulled out because the subway is too low to be legally acceptable. Hertfordshire County Council should take the view this is still safer than the roundabout shown in #74069. View from east end #74077.

Note that the subway is only a footway, not shared use, hence the white line to define the cycle route.
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74069Photo #74069NCN12 leaves Old Hatfield via this busy roundabout on the Great North Road.

A much better route would be via the subway from Batterdale see #74068 and #74077.
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Problem
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74070Photo #74070Double decker cycle parking installed at Hatfield station November 2015.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
74071Photo #74071New cycle parking at Hatfield station intalled November 2015Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
74072Photo #74072Hatfield station toucan crossing which allows all ways crossing for pedestrians but not for cyclists, who have to go round the sides following the square in two phases rather than one. An opportunity missed?Road environment:
Problem
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74073Photo #74073Junction where NCN12 leaves NCN61 and goes south via Old Hatfield. Central island big enough for bikes with clear signs.

View in other direction on NCN12 in #74074
Road environment:
Good practice
road
74074Photo #74074NCN12 where it joins NCN61 at the north end of Old Hatfield. NCN12 turns right to head north to Welwyn Garden City.

Island crossing of road enabling each lane to be crossed separately with clear signs.

View going south can be seen in #74073.
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Good practice
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74075Photo #74075Red Lion junction Hatfield showing crossing to the cycle route south from NCN61 to the station, opened November 2015 see #74067.

Despite lobbying by local cyclists the island has been constructed to pedestrian only standards requiring cyclists to dismount and creating an unnecessarily difficult crossing for tricycles and tandems.
Road environment:
Problem
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74076Photo #74076Shared use pavement extending cycle route past Hatfield station and then on to NCN61 at the Red Lion junction, see #74067 and #74075.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74077Photo #74077Subway from Batterdale linking to French Horn Lane cycleroute.

This could be used as a better route for NCN12 avoiding the roundabout in #74069 but not allowed as subway is deemed too low. View from other end is in #74068.

Note this is footway not cyclepath so cannot be cycled.
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Problem
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74078Photo #74078Sign misdirecting cyclist and pedestrians to go north from Hatfield station to get to the town centre.

The town centre is 0.6 miles by walking or cycling in the opposite direction, yet this is only signed South Hatfield!
Route sign:
Problem
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74084Photo #74084Alban Way NCN61 subway under Cavendish Way, Hatfield. Subway avoids a crossing of a dual carriage way.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
74089Photo #74089Nast Hyde Halt, Alban Way, NCN61, Hatfield.

Restored 2015 as part of the 150th anniversay celebrations. There is also a station clock, signal (see #74090 ) and information on the history. This is a project by a local resident who is keeping this section of the Alban Way in immaculate condition.
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Good practice
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74090Photo #74090Signal at Nast Hyde Halt, Ellenbrook, Hatfield.

The signal has a short history of the railway and was erected as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2015 by a local resident who has been restoring the station and keeping the cycle route in immaculate condition. See the station sign in #74089 and also look out for the clock and other signs.
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74175Photo #74175Entrance to obscure bridleway linking NCN12/61 to Mill Green Museum and then the cycle path along the side of the A414.

Beatrix Potter walked along this route when staying at Bush Hall and then going to paint the mill, now Mill Green Museum.
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Infrastructure
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74176Photo #74176Junction, unsigned, where NCN61 goes left and the cycle path along Black Fan Road to Mundells and Welwyn Garden City town centre carries straight on.

The signs are rather unhelpfully at the far left of the photo on the other arm of the triangular junction.
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Infrastructure
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74177Photo #74177Cole Green Way, Welwyn Garden City: The start of the old railway cycle path to Hertford. Watch out for the anti-motorbike device at the gate.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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74178Photo #74178A414 cycle path at junction with Gypsy Lane, Welwyn Garden City. There is no cycle path along the A414 east of this point.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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74179Photo #74179Start of cycle path alongside A414 at end of Gypsy Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Note abuse of cycle path by cars coming off the road over the verge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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74180Photo #74180Start of link through from Mill Green to NCN12/61 via bridleway (see map).

Ths path was used by Beatrix Potter when staying locally at Bush Hall with her parents.
Road environment:
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74181Photo #74181Cycle path from Mill Green to Gypsy Lane alongside the A414, looking east at Mill Green.Cycleway:
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74182Photo #74182Cycleway at Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, showing route via subway to follow if heading for the cycleway along Bessemer Road in both directions.Cycleway:
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74183Photo #74183Unsigned junction at Mundells, Welwyn Garden City loking north: Turn left to continue on the cycleway on Bessemer Road. Straight ahead is a route off the road for southbound cyclists and is a dead end if followed north as in the picture.
Better signs needed.
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Problem
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74184Photo #74184Green line painted in car park to guide cyclists from Gresley Close to College Way, Welwyn Garden City. Very useful when the car park is full.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
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85144Photo #85144Cycle parking needed here.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
85808Photo #85808Access to Welwyn Garden City station is through a shopping centre - awful for cyclists.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
85809Photo #85809Access to Welwyn Garden City station is through a shopping centre - awful for cyclists. There's also a footpath on a bridge from the east (where there's cycle parking) - maybe this could be improved to allow cyclists to legally get their bikes to the trains?Other:
Problem
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89867Photo #89867The crossing island is too small for a cycle to stop. You must cross the road in one goRoad environment:
Problem
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98929Photo #98929Woods Ave looking west up the new cycle route completed May 2018. Shows the initial section which splits round the treesOther:
Infrastructure
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98930Photo #98930Bishops Rise looking north at the start of the 2018 built route along Woods Ave. This turns gets cyclists off the road ahead of the roundabout.Other:
Good practice
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98931Photo #98931Woods Ave new cycle route showing crossing of Chantry Lane. This really should be a raise crossing over the entry to this cul-de-sac road.Other:
Infrastructure
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98932Photo #98932Woods Ave path at crossing of Sycamore Ave.Other:
Infrastructure
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100301Photo #100301Path was seriously overgrown dangerously restricting viability on the corner, this has recently been cut back and the pavement cleaned up.Track:
Infrastructure
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100303Photo #100303Segregated cycle track running southwards of spiral bridge in need of a little maintenanceTrack:
Good practice
track
100304Photo #100304No modal filter from Traveller's Close to Pooley's Lane. This is a useful route towards Welham Green stationRoad environment:
Problem
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110025Photo #110025Bike parking at NT Shaw's Corner. Hedge on one side, wheelie bins and parked cars on the other. Very tight to get bikes in and out - situation not ideal.Other:
Problem
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