'Rainbow Subways' unveiled in Welwyn Garden City

Published: 11 Dec 2019

Two busy pedestrian subways in Welwyn Garden City have been repainted with colourful rainbow designs by volunteers from Roche UK, based at Shire Park.

The new ‘Rainbow Subways’ were officially reopened by the 17th Welwyn Garden City Rainbows, alongside representatives from Roche UK, Hertfordshire County Council and Welwyn Hatfield CVS.

The two subways are part of the network of paths that help pedestrians and cyclists navigate the Mundells one-way system, carrying footpaths under Black Fan Road and the entrance to the retail park.

Tony Boucher, Assistant Director for Highway Operations, said: “It’s fantastic that locally-based volunteers are helping us to brighten up the pedestrian subways around the town. The new rainbow designs make the subways feel brighter and more welcoming, which is great news for the many people who use them every day.”

The county council’s highways contractors, Ringway, have painted over the new designs with a graffiti-proof covering to help keep them in good condition.

The redecoration is part of a programme of works to brighten and improve pedestrian subways across Hertfordshire to make walking and cycling more attractive options for residents.