STACC is campaigning for cyclists in the St Albans area
NEWS UPDATES: our next newsletter is not due out until early August, and these items have just come in, our thanks to St Albans District Council and Herts Cycling for alerting us so we can alert you.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ALBAN WAY AT COTTONMILL LANE:
Historical Railways Estate, part of Department for Transport, will be undertaking bridge strengthening work to their structure on Cottonmill Lane. The Alban Way/St Albans Green Ring passes under the former railway bridge, and will be closed to both pedestrians and cyclists during the work. Cottonmill Lane should not be affected and is proposed to remain open to pedestrians and traffic.
The works are due to start on 24th July 2017 and will take around 5 weeks to complete.
Signed diversion routes will be in operation when the Alban Way is closed, which will divert users via: • Cottonmill Lane, Mentmore Road, Sadlier Road and on to Alban Way; • Berners Drive, Priory Walk, Cottonmill Lane, Monks Close and on to Alban Way.
The BRE Cyclefest has been cancelled, for various reasons, including the huge amount of effort that BRE are putting in to testing multistorey building cladding panels. The organisers are already planning the 2018 event however.
“What we’re about as a cycle campaign, is trying to get cycling recognised as a normal means of transport.”
John Metcalf, STACC Chair.
"I think we are very fortunate that we’ve got a very active, and very well-informed, and very reasonable local campaigning group that can really help us."
Cllr Anthony Rowlands, Chair of the Community, Environment and Sport Scrutiny Committee