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Bicycle user group
County Hall has a bicycle user group open to all with an interest in cycling. New to cycling? Why not ask other members for advice on planning your route or buddy up for a more sociable commute. firstname.lastname@example.org
20 pool bikes are available for hire to all staff based at County Hall. The bikes can be used for business journeys or leisure rides on a lunchtime. You can also borrow a bike for up to two weeks if you are considering cycling as a travel mode but don’t own a bike. email@example.com
Season ticket loan
HCC offers an interest-free season ticket loan for regular public transport users. Contact Steve Climpson for information and an application pack. firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not share your journey to work with someone else? Herts Liftshare is a free, private network of people at HCC who are willing to share their journey to and from work with other employees. www.hertsliftshare.org
Anybody having issues using the Herts Liftshare website can contact email@example.com.
Hertfordshire Health Walks
Hertfordshire Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, guided walks and is co-ordinated by the Countryside Management Service (CMS). It aims to help promote walking and encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.
Find a suitable walk for you at www.hertslink.org/cms/healthwalks
Transport, Access and Safety Unit firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of bus routes serve Hertford, linking it to neighbouring towns and villages. Most buses stop at the bus station, adjacent to Birchley Green, in the town centre which is about a 15 minute walk from County Hall.
Alternatively, services H3 and H4 provide a 30 minute service linking County Hall to the bus station. A number of services also stop on The Wash, next to Hertford Theatre, which is about a 10 minute walk from the site.
Real-time passenger information is being rolled out across the county, showing when buses will actually arrive. Information is available on an electronic display at bus stops or online via smart phones.
All bus stops have a QR code and NFC chip which can be used to download stop-specific real-time information. The Intalink website is mobile friendly and provides real-time information and journey planning. Visit www.intalink.org.uk for more information on bus routes, service information and journey planning.
Horns Mill (Cecil Road or Mandeville Road) - County Hall - Town Centre - Bus Station - Hertford North - Hertingfordbury Road, Campfield Road
Monday to Saturday every 60 minutes to Hertford North , 30 mins to Bus Station. Sunday (H3) 60 minutes to Bus Station only.
Operated by Centrebus
Cuffley - Epping Green - Little Berkhamsted - Bayford - Brickendon - Horns Mill - County Hall - Hertford Bus Station
Monday to Saturday daytime - 3 journeys.
Last afternoon journey to/from Little Berkhamsted.
Operated by Centrebus
Hatfield (Business Park, The Galleria, Town centre, Railway Station ) - Essendon - Horns Mill – County Hall - Hertford North - Hertford Bus Station - Ware - Broxbourne
Monday to Saturday daytime, combined service every 60 minutes.
Operated by Uno
Stevenage - Pin Green - Walkern - Benington - Whempstead - Dane End - Tonwell - Ware - Hertford Bus Station - County Hall
Monday to Saturday 7-8 journeys, including service 383 journeys from Stevenage via Watton-at-Stone.
Operated by Trustybus
Hertford benefits from two railway stations providing frequent services between London to the south and Stevenage in the north, for interchange.
Hertford East is approximately 20 minutes walk from County Hall. The line operates a half hour frequency throughout the day linking the town to London Liverpool Street through east Hertfordshire. Stations include Hackney Downs, Enfield Lock, Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Ware. Cycles can be carried but restrictions do apply at peak times on routes to and from London.
Hertford North is approximately 20 minutes walk from County Hall. Services are operated on a three trains per hour frequency to London Moorgate. Stations served en-route include Cuffley, Enfield Chase, Palmers Green, Alexandra Palace, Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington and Old Street. Cycles can be carried but restrictions do apply at peak times on routes to and from London.
Services travelling to and from the north operate on a half hour frequency calling at Watton-at-Stone and Stevenage. Cycles can be carried on services between these stations at all time.
Cycling is great exercise, saves money and helps the environment.
There are traffic-free cycle routes through and beyond Hertford, including the River Lea towpath to London via Ware, Hoddesdon and Cheshunt. The Cole Green Way links Hertford to Welwyn Garden City.
Walking to and from County Hall to Hertford town centre, bus station and railway stations is quick, healthy and stress free.
Walking is a healthy form of exercise and can be enjoyed by everyone. It generates no pollution, is free and a green way to increase your fitness levels, with low risk of injury.
The River Lea towpath and Cole Green Way are enjoyable routes for walkers as well as cyclists.
Walking and cycling are great exercise – good for the heart, reducing the risk of many diseases and excellent ways of losing weight. Visit www.hertsdirect.org/mapit to plan your journey, using HCC County Hall as your destination, and see how many calories you can burn off if you walk or cycle in.
While environmentally-friendly modes of travel are preferred, sometimes the car is the only viable option. Parking is limited at County Hall and car sharing is encouraged as it cuts the cost of travel and makes journeys more sustainable.
Hertfordshire County Council operates a private car share scheme at www.hertsliftshare.org where you can make contact with colleagues travelling your way and try lift sharing. You don’t have to have a car to join.
Visit the website and click 'Cost Calc' to see how much you could save!
Visitor parking is very limited so if you have no other alternative for travel to County Hall please allow time for parking before your meeting. Off site public car parking is also available on Gascoyne Way, 10 minutes walk from County Hall via Fore Street and Castle Street.
For SatNav users, the postcode for Pegs Lane is SG13 8DQ.
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