Category Archives for Opinions

Cow Lane Underpass Refurbished

The Cow Lane underpass was reopened in February to much fanfare [news.reading.gov.uk/cow-lane-two-way-19/]. The project took a bit longer to complete, but car-users rejoice. It is a new beginning. The Council’s vision is that the under-pass will become an alternative route into town which allows you to bypass Oxford Road entirely. It has been made accessible […]

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Traffic Calming Measures For Oxford Road

We don’t know what the official results are of the Cow Lane Bridge widening on traffic volumes yet, but we do know it has sped up the traffic on Richfield Avenue significantly. We have talked about Oxford Road and Reading West a lot over the years. It is a great and vibrant part of Reading, […]

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Cycling Facilities in Woodley 2008-2019

In 2008 Woodley Town Council sponsored the Woodley Community Partnership, which asked me to produce a report on better cycling facilities for the town. The report was well received by the Town Council, and I offer the following review of the intervening years. The new housing estate on the former University Campus on Woodlands Avenue […]

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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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