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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 October 2017 can be found here.

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Thames path – the right to cycle

The proposal to make the Thames Path an official cycle track was approved by Reading Council’s Traffic Management Sub-committee in June. Although there were objections, John Lee from RCC spoke in favour and none of the Councillors on the committee opposed the plan, no doubt swayed by the large majority of respondents to the consultation […]

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Horseshoe taxis return to Reading Station

Last December we welcomed the removal of the ‘Horseshoe Taxi Rank’ by the southeast approach to the station forecourt, which allowed cyclists to reach the station forecourt without being forced to weave between arriving and departing taxis. After the removal the taxi drivers protested, the Council duly listened, and since July the taxis have been […]

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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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