2 - 'Grand Boulevard' and Howard Memorial

Both Howardsgate and Parkway have twin roadways, they reflect the founder of the town Ebenezer Howard’s liking for ‘grand boulevards’ that he developed during his working in America. A circular floor plaque for Sir Ebenezer Howard is located at the top of Howardsgate. The twin boulevards of Howardsgate and Parkway demonstrate the desire of the town’s planner, Louis de Soissons’, to create a strong town centre, with a green garden at its heart, emphasising Sir Ebenezer Howard’s key concept of the “marriage of town and country”. A circular bronze memorial plaque for Howard is located by the rose beds at the top of Howardsgate.