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RBC Cycle Forum Minutes

The RBC Cycle Forum meets quarterly and is where cycle stakeholder groups meet with RBC Councillors and transport officers.  Minutes from the Cycle Forum of February 2017 can be found here.

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Comments on Proposals for NCN 422

We have submitted our comments to RBC on the proposals for Phase 2 of the new NCN 422 route through Reading.  Phase 1 is under construction and comprises a shared use route (footpath) along Bath Rd.  Phase 2 proposals include an intermittent shared use footpath on one side of Berkeley Avenue – we have given this […]

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Plans for NCN422 through Town Centre

NCN 422 is a ‘new’ national cycle route from Newbury to Windsor.  Reading Borough Council is charged with creating the route through Reading Borough and the first phase – a shared footpath along Bath Road – has started construction.  The second phase takes the route down Berkeley Avenue and along the River Kennet through the […]

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Barriers to Investment in Cycling

As part of a DfT funded research project 413 stakeholders (including Reading Cycle Campaign) filled in an online survey on barriers to investing in cycling. The largest single group of respondents were local authority transport officers, while others included consultants, academics, business stakeholders, and advocates. The top three barriers identified by respondents were: financial/funding problems, lack of […]

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RBC Plans for Cycle Route along Bath Road

There are plans to create a cycle route from Newbury to Windsor, dubbed NCN (National Cycle Network) 422.  Work to create this route will be done by the local authorities; i.e. West Berks, Reading, Wokingham and Maidenhead & Windsor.  In Reading the council has plans to create a share use facility (pedestrians and cycles sharing […]

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West Berks Cycle Audits

Cycling in Reading is not just about Reading Borough Council. Due to our bizarre boundary system many thousands of cyclists  in the Reading area use roads controlled by West Berks or Wokingham Borough Council. West Berks asked us to undertake a cycle audit of the western fringes of Reading (Calcot, Pangbourne, Purley & Theale) that lie […]

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RBC Cycling Implementation Plan

Reading Borough Council has released its annual Cycling Implementation Plan for 20016/17 One of the proposed schemes is a shared use path on the north side of Bath Road.  Shared use facilities (shared between cyclists and pedestrians) are far from ideal, particularly where there are a lot of side roads and driveways and we have […]

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What do we want from RBC?

RBC has made a listing of the cycle improvements we have requested along with their current status and you can find this here.  Let us know which you think are the priorities for RCC to push for. We regularly meet with RBC Councillors and Transport Officers through the Cycle Forum.  The next meeting of the […]

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GWR booking only policy

Great Western Railways has implemented a new policy for carrying bikes from May 2016.  Bikes will now only be allowed on high speed trains if they have a booking, which should be made by 18:00h the previous day. It seems that this new policy is in response to an increasing demand for taking bikes on […]

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We are looking for a new newsletter editor

The Reading Cycle Campaign is recruiting for a new newsletter content editor! Toby Gibbons will soon step down as our newsletter editor after doing the job for many years. This is a great loss but luckily he has reassured us that he will stay with the campaign and lend a hand when needed. We do […]

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