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West Reading and Oxford Road Walkabout

Oxford Road is due a redesign! As many of you know, Oxford Road is a major route for cyclists into and out of the town. It is certainly not ideal: you share a relatively narrow road with cars that are either stationary due to the traffic, or go too fast for it to be pleasant, […]

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Vastern Road Roundabout Too Dangerous For Cyclists

The Vastern Road roundabout by Reading Bridge is by far the most dangerous area for cyclists in Reading. The official collision records (STATS19) show 19 cyclist casualties in three years. These atrocious figures should be generating urgent action by Reading Borough Council. Unfortunately, four months after the issue being raised RCC have seen no remedial […]

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Caversham Walkabout

A Caversham walkabout meeting was held with Adele Barnett-Ward, who is a prospective Labour candidate for the Caversham Ward, accompanied by three cycle campaigners. Adele rides a bike slowly (she says) and therefore is keen to make cycling safer and feel safer. We spent nearly two hours looking at Caversham’s streets and discussing various issues. […]

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Interview with Cllr Debs Absolom

The Newsletter Editor interviewed Cllr Debs Absolom to find out more about her and what she thinks about cycling issues. You have recently become the Chair of the Traffic Management Sub-committee and the Cycle Forum. Did you seek these positions out due to a particular interest in transport issues? I took on the role as […]

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Reading, Wokingham and West Berks to get an LCWIP

In 2017 the UK Government published its first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy which sets out the Government’s ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey. The Strategy sets a target of doubling cycle journeys by 2025. As part of the Strategy the Department […]

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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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