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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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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Berkshire Driving Instructors

A while back I trained as a safe urban driving instructor. It is part of a goods vehicle driver’s licence that they undergo annual training, there are lots of modules they can do, and one of those is Safer Urban Driving. It is well designed programme, a classroom session and a practical session. The practical […]

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Chairman’s Letter, June 2019

Dear RCC members As a cycle campaigner I often feel a little isolated. We are a small committee and even though we have lots of members, it is hard to know how much backing we have. I also have a variety of reasons for campaigning for better infrastructure. Cycling numbers in Reading are really low […]

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Cycling in Caversham Issues

Issues raised on walkabout by RCC 13 January 2018 20mph limit in central Caversham or all of Caversham is requested. Raised crossings and entry treatments both with contrasting surfacing should be provided to help slow traffic and give priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Route 5 through central Caversham needs improving near the precinct, providing dropped […]

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