We want you to Join the Journey!

You’ll find info below on getting around Harlow & Gilston Garden Town in the future.

Endorsed by our council partners and a 2022 Essex Housing Awards winner, we’re planning to build a sustainable transport network.

And it will give priority to walking, cycling routes and bus routes.

We want to provide a bus system that gives real choice to people in how they move around.

This is active travel and it will create a healthier population.

We are aiming for journeys in the new Garden Town communities and across Harlow to be possible by alternatives to the car.

But it won’t happen overnight.

And we know it’s a big change.

First Bus research reveals that half of UK adults would take the bus more often if they knew it had a positive impact on the environment.

Our council partners are developing a bus rapid transit scheme which will look at ways to reduce carbon emission from vehicles.

It will have better capacity and reliability than a conventional bus system.

And it will travel on a series of new local routes.

The first route is about to start construction in the next few months with the first phase being Burnt Mill Roundabout to Harlow Town Centre.

Over time it will extend up to the proposed seven new Garden Town communities in Gilston.

Big things are happening but how can you join the journey today?

Could you walk into town instead of driving?

Could you get the bus or use a bike and leave your car at home?

Could you reduce the need to travel and get your shopping delivered?

Little changes made by everyone will have a big impact in the future as we aim to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

Find out more via the links below:

The HGGT Transport Strategy gives full details on what’s planned for Harlow & Gilston.

Naisha Polaine

HGGT Director Naisha Polaine outlines our transport aims for the Garden Town.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Matt Cottam provides us with an introduction to active travel

Local school teacher Jake Shepherd, on active travel and empowering young people