Barriers To Cycling

Over the past 25 years Sustrans has established more than 16,000 miles of the National Cycle Network – though it actually owns only 500 miles of this. Two years ago Sustrans set about a thorough review of the network and its findings were summarised in the ‘Paths for Everyone’ report released in 2018. The findings […]

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Christchurch Bridge Access

The cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Thames near Reading Station, or Christchurch Bridge to give it its official title, was opened in 2015.  Although our plea for it to be segregated was ignored, the bridge has undoubtedly been a welcome addition to Reading’s transport infrastructure. The Council’s longer-term strategy for the bridge was to […]

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Reading Bike Kitchen

Reading Bike Kitchen (RBK) is an entirely volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation founded to encourage cycling by making low cost bicycle maintenance available to all. You can find out more via our website: www.readingbicyclekitchen.org. I’m hoping everyone has heard about, visited or even volunteered with this fantastic community facility which not only supports making cycling more open […]

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December 2019 Newsletter

The December 2019 RCC newsletter pdf is now downloadable from the Newsletters page, or you can click on each article to read them separately. In this issue we talk about: Barriers to Cycling RBC Winter 2019 Report Transport in an Emergency Transport for South East Christchurch Bridge Access Car Door Cycle Lanes – A Brief […]

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Car Door Cycle Lanes – A Brief Reprise

In 2015 we made a big fuss when RBC painted cycle lanes in the car door danger zone alongside parking bays on Wokingham Road. We pointed out that this was completely against both national guidance and RBC’s own policy as given in its Cycle Strategy. Following our concerns RBC’s Traffic Management Sub-Committee made an undertaking […]

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Narrow Parking Lanes for NCN 422

We pointed out the dangerous cycle lane markings in Wokingham Road as they were dangerously close to car doors and therefore in contravention of good practice. When RBC repainted them, they made the lanes a little wider, but seemingly this was at the expense of making the parking bays too narrow. The photographs show vehicles […]

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Transport In An Emergency

In early February 2019 RBC received a petition from 798 residents urging the Council to declare a Climate Emergency.  A motion was moved at Council on 26 February 2019 confirming that the Council believed the world was now in a ‘Climate Emergency’ and committing the Council to play a full role in achieving a carbon […]

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Transport for the South East

Transport for the South East is a regional body representing the views of local authorities and local enterprise partnerships. At the moment it is consulting on its draft Transport Strategy; the consultation can be found on: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/tfsestrategy and closes on 20 January. Keith Elliott RCC Secretary

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