Hertfordshire Year of Cycling
Building on the success of the Hertfordshire Year of Cycling, the County Council has a well-connected network of events, volunteers and initiatives to help you get more from your cycling. Follow @hertscycling on Twitter for all the latest news and tips regarding Cycling in Hertfordshire and be sure to visit www.hertscycling.com for the latest events and information about how to better integrate cycling with your daily life.
Hertfordshire Year Walking
The project will run throughout 2015 and aims to inspire and motivate more people in the county to walk, whether that's for exercise, to explore the countryside or simply getting from A to B. Sign up to the Pledge to walk more and to receive the monthly Hertfordshire Year of Walking Newsletter listing events, exciting walking opportunities and more, visit www.hertsdirect.org/walking
Season ticket loan
HCC offers an interest free season ticket loan for regular public transport users. Please contact Shirley Hancock on 01992 556019 ex26019 or Shirley.Hancock@serco.com for information and an application pack about season ticket loans.
Public Transport Discounts
Discounts have been agreed with a number of bus and rail operators across the county, visit the Enabling the Worker mini site to check out which are relevant to you.
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 Travelwise@hertscc.gov.uk.
Working for Hertfordshire entitles you to a large variety of rewards and benefits. All of these benefits can be accessed via www.hertsrewards.co.uk from any computer, smartphone or landline.
Herts Rewards offers access to salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers and the cycle to work scheme, details are available on the Herts Rewards benefits portal. Information on other benefits, such as Independent Financial Advisors and reduced gym membership rates, can also be found here. The website also gives HCC employees access to discounts on more than 1,200 well known high street brands, supermarkets, restaurants and services.
Transport, Access and Safety Unit TravelPlan@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Herts, SG13 8DQ
0300 123 40400
A number of bus routes serve Welwyn Garden City linking neighbouring towns and villages. The bus station is adjacent to the railway station and is approximately 20 minutes walk from Mundells. Alternatively the 401 or 6 services could be used to link to the site.
The Shire Park service (route 6) links Mundells on a 15 minute frequency to the bus station and the 401 service, Panshanger/Town Centre circular, operates a 20 minute frequency.
Real-time passenger information is being rolled out across the county, showing when buses will actually arrive, on an electronic display at bus stops, online and via smart phone.
All bus stops have a QR code and an NFC chip which can be used to download bus specific and real-time information. The intalink website is mobile friendly providing access to real-time information and journey planning on the move. For more information on bus routes, service information and journey planning visit www.intalink.org.uk
Town Service - Welwyn Garden City (Bus Station ) - Bessemer Road, Business Parks (NE) - Falcon Way - Bessemer Road, Business Parks (SW) - Bus Station
Monday to Friday, peak and midday 7-8 minutes, off peak and early evening 15 minutes.
Operated by Arriva
Waltham Cross - Cheshunt - Cuffley - Potters Bar - Brookmans Park - Wellham Green - South Hatfield - Hatfield (Galleria - Hatfield - QEII Hospital - Panshanger - Bessemer Road, Business Parks - Welwyn Garden City (Bus Station )
Sunday 4/5 daytime jouneys.
Operated by Uno
Hertford - Hertford North - Birch Green - Panshanger - Tewin - Burnham Green - Welwyn North - Bessemer Road, Business Parks - Welwyn Garden City (Bus Station )
Monday to Saturday 5 daytime journeys.
Operated by Centrebus
Town Service - Welwyn Garden City (Bus Station ) - Bessemer Road, Business Parks (NE) - Panshanger (The Moor, Chedburgh, Morrisons) - Bessemer Road, Business Parks (SW) - Bus Station
Monday to Saturday daytime and early evening every 30 minutes.
Operated by Arriva
Heathrow - Uxbridge - Denham - Maple Cross - Rickmansworth - Croxley - Watford - Watford Junction - Bricket Wood - St Albans - Hatfield (Galleria, ) - QEII Hospital - Welwyn Garden City - Bessemer Road, Business Parks - Panshanger - Hertford North - Hertford - Ware - Harlow
Monday to daytime and evening every 60 minutes. Sunday daytime and evening every 120 minutes.
Monday to Saturday - service 725 is the first early morning journey departing St Albans.
*Limited stop service
Operated by Greenline
Welwyn Garden City rail station is located approximately a 20 minute walk or 8 minute cycle from the Mundells site.
Welwyn Garden City has an excellent frequency if travelling against the London flow with up to 9 trains an hour during the peak hours. Residents of Stevenage and Cambridge can access Welwyn Garden City on a 30 minute frequency throughout the day.
Cycle can be carried on some service, check the guidelines at www.thameslinkrailway.com
Cycling is great exercise and helps the environment.
Welwyn Garden City benefits from a good cycle network both on and off road providing access to the town centre and surrounding towns.
NCN route 12 links the Mundells site to Stevenage and Letchworth to the north of the County and Hatfield and Potters Bar to the south. NCN 61 provides a predominantly off road link to Hertford and Ware to the east.
Beats the rush! Avoid queuing traffic and the time consuming search for a parking space.
Saves money! No fuel cost and no need to pay for parking.
Environmentally friendly! No carbon emissions = no pollution.
The Mundells site is approximately 20 minutes walk from the rail and bus stations and town centre. Much of the residential areas of Panshanger and Haldens are also within a 20 minute walk.
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. At an average walking speed you can cover a mile in 20 minutes.
Walking and cycling are good for your health, can reduce the risk of many diseases and an excellent way of losing weight.
While environmentally-friendly modes of travel are preferred, sometimes the car is the only viable option. Parking is limited at Mundells and car sharing is encouraged as it cuts the cost of travel and makes journeys more sustainable.
Car sharing cuts the cost of travel and makes journeys more sustainable. Use the online calculator at www.liftshare.com to see how much you could save. Hertfordshire County Council manages www.hertsliftshare.org where you can make contact with those travelling your way and try sharing. You don’t have to have your own car to join.
The postcode for Hertfordshire Business Services, Mundells is AL7 1FT.
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