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Chairman’s Letter, June 2019

Dear RCC members As a cycle campaigner I often feel a little isolated. We are a small committee and even though we have lots of members, it is hard to know how much backing we have. I also have a variety of reasons for campaigning for better infrastructure. Cycling numbers in Reading are really low […]

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Cycling in Caversham Issues

Issues raised on walkabout by RCC 13 January 2018 20mph limit in central Caversham or all of Caversham is requested. Raised crossings and entry treatments both with contrasting surfacing should be provided to help slow traffic and give priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Route 5 through central Caversham needs improving near the precinct, providing dropped […]

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Vastern Road Roundabout Improvements

Some suggested improvements by RCC after the spiral markings and improved stop lines have been added. The Vastern Road arm is the most dangerous location but also the most difficult to deal with directly. Napier Road Widen and raise the cycle and pedestrian crossing, to slow traffic and give cyclists and pedestrians a better chance […]

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£5m Bid for Cycling from MRT Funds

As the East Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has been cancelled, can some of the residual funds be reallocated for much needed cycling schemes? We understand that £19m was available plus £4.8m of Reading’s Section 106 funding, but £3.1m has been allocated to Reading West Station, £4m to Theale Station and funding to other projects. […]

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Less Conversation, More Action

One cheer for the Government’s Cycle Safety Proposals? Last Summer, the Government held a consultation on safety for people who cycle and walk. This was part of the launch of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. RCC replied with 18 suggestions covering design of routes for cycling, roads policing, training and the Highway Code. Last […]

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Correspondence on Erleigh Road

Brian Morley wrote to Sam Shean, Streetcare Services Manager at RBC, about the maintenance of Erleigh Road. Dear Sam, It was a pleasure to meet you at the last Cycle Forum meeting when you explained about road repairs and potholes etc. You told us that potholes in Erleigh Road were to be repaired shortly and […]

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Chairman’s Letter, March 2019

Dear RCC members, You will no doubt know by now that the “Mass Rapid Transit” project proposed by Reading Borough Council has been abandoned, and soon the Council will be consulting on ways to solve some of the congestion and pollution issues facing Reading. If anything was like asking turkeys to vote for Christmas, this […]

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Getting Children Cycling – On Roads!

Maybe you’ve noticed an increase in groups of children in high visibility jackets cycling on a range of roads around your local area during the school day since the summer? You might have recollections of ‘cycling proficiency’ from your own or children’s times with all its signalling and going round cones and wondered why they’re […]

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