This film is part of Free

New Towns Act

Stevenage is town planning utopia, for it boasts at least 50 - yes 50! - underpasses. Like a pro, the reporter’s enthusiasm enlivens the dry subject matter. Journeying is but a joy!

News 1966 3 mins

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Stevenage nestles between two Garden Cities - Letchworth to the north and Welwyn to the south, but is not outshone by either in terms of its urban landscape, for the town boasts a rather impressive network of cycle-paths, walkways and roads. This news report celebrates the ease with which its citizens travel – you’ll (almost) want to experience the bypass for yourself!