The Draft Masterplan proposes improving the pedestrian and cycling experience between the High Street and the Town Hall area by introducing a new surface level crossing at the top of Rickmansworth Road. This would give a much safer and more pleasant route for pedestrians and cyclists coming from Hempstead Road to The Parade and provide opportunities for higher quality public spaces fronted by the new uses in the area. There would also be a new route to the entrance of West Herts College replacing the existing route used by many through the car parks.
To enable this to happen the current vehicle underpass below the Rickmansworth Road/ Hempstead Road roundabout would be closed and the pedestrian underpass filled in.
Extensive modelling and viability testing of any proposed new road system would be carried out before such a scheme is progressed.