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RBC Autumn Report 2019

No meetings with the Council have taken place since the last Cycle Forum on 19 March, the Traffic Management Sub-Committee that RCC attended and the workshop meeting for the Local Cycling; and Walking Infrastructure Plan held on 16 May. The Local Cycle and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is a comprehensive plan being developed by RBC […]

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Extra RBC Autumn Report 2019

Funding Local Cycle Infrastructure Plans Cycling UK recently ran a campaign to ask the new Transport Secretary to commit funding to Local Authorities’ Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). We emailed the Transport Secretary as well as Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West). Alok Sharma duly responded stating: “I am pleased with the […]

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RBC Summer Report 2019

The last Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) took place on 7th March and the Cycle Forum meeting took place on 19th March. At the Forum many issues were raised including: Town Centre signing, Vastern Road roundabout, the NCN422 through Reading, and a few more! Traffic Management Sub-Committee The TMSC took place on 7th March with the […]

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WoBC Summer Report 2019

Wokingham Borough Council (WoBC) recently consulted on the next ‘Greenway’ it is proposing to build. Greenways are traffic-free walking/cycling routes, typically using existing paths and bridleways, and will be shared-use for people walking and cycling. I’m very grateful to the RCC member who told me about the consultation. The new route would go from Arborfield […]

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WoBC Spring Report

There are two new cycle routes on the West side of Wokingham. The first is the next stage of NCN422 between Holt Lane and Simons Lane. This is similar to much of the rest of the Wokingham Borough section, with on-road cycle lanes combined with shared-use pavements, which I believe meets the needs of many […]

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RBC Spring Report

The last Cycle Forum meeting took place on 31 October 2018 so we are due another meeting soon. I suspect most of the previous issues are still highly relevant including: Town Centre signing, Vastern Road roundabout, the NCN422 through Reading, and a few more! Traffic Management Sub-Committee The TMSC took place on 10 January with […]

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WoBC Autumn Report

I responded to the consultation by WoBC on the western part of the North Wokingham Distributor Road from the M4 overbridge to Toutley Road. This is proposed to be a single-carriageway 40mph road with shared-use either side. There are very few junctions, so  I think an off-road path is acceptable, although not ideal. However, I feel […]

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RBC Winter Report

A Cycle Forum meeting took place on 31 October with RBC, RCC and other representatives present. A range of issues were tabled: Potholes etc We were informed about the highway maintenance procedures for repairing potholes and other defects. Apparently a slightly more flexible system is being introduced whereby the highway inspectors can report defects that […]

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RBC Autumn Report

Since the last Campaign News in the summer we are awaiting a Cycle Forum meeting, maybe in September. Unfortunately, there has been little visible action that I can see on any of the planned and hoped for cycling schemes and improvements. This includes the NCN422 route from Calcot to Wokingham Road, town centre signing and […]

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WoBC Summer Report

WoBC has submitted a planning application to itself for stage 2 of the Winnersh Relief Road, which will connect Lower Earley Way with Reading Road by the M4 overbridge. This is aimed at reducing congestion at Winnersh cross-roads. The decision date was originally listed as April, but now no date is listed so you may […]

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