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RBC Winter 2021 Report

With the latest Coronavirus Lockdown, the traffic levels should be closer to the low levels of last April. However, familiarity with restrictions will probably not keep so many at home!  Still, there should be more incentive for us to cycle for essential purposes and for exercise, particularly with quieter roads. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes […]

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WBC Winter Report 2021

West Berkshire Cycle Forum I attended my first West Berkshire Cycle Forum in October and I hope to raise the profile of the eastern part of WBC that makes up the western fringe of greater Reading. A large part of the meeting was taken up with discussion of the Emergency Active Travel Fund scheme that […]

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WoBC Winter Report 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 and it feels a little bit like Groundhog Day for so many reasons. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has spiked and we are back in another national lockdown; in addition, the Active Travel revolution heralded by the government and many local authorities last year hasn’t really materialised and whilst […]

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RBC Autumn 2020 Report

The coronavirus problems are continu­ing but traffic levels on many roads are back to normal. Cycling numbers still seem to be well above previous levels, encouraged by the reluctance to use public transport as well as the positive publicity about cycling. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes Around the country many local authorities have been implementing […]

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WoBC Autumn Report 2020

So, since the last Wokingham cycling update earlier in the year, I think it’s fair to say that everything and nothing has changed. This may sound like a negative statement to make but I’ll explain why I think it’s more of a cautiously positive one. The completion of Wokingham’s section of NCN 422 which is […]

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Other Autumn Campaign News

Target for Cycle Journeys in 2036 In August we submitted our comments on Reading’s draft Local Transport Strategy to 2036. The draft strategy included the target to increase the number of people who regularly cycle from 5.1% now to 10% in 2036. The Green Party raised a petition calling for a more ambitious target for […]

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RBC Summer 2020 Report

In May, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Secretary of State for Transport stated that the government expects local authorities to make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians, adding that such changes will help embed altered behaviours and demonstrate the positive effects of active travel. Examples […]

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WoBC Summer Report 2020

Having just landed the position of RCC representative for Wokingham Borough Council, I am still finding my way and hence this report will be shorter than people may have come to expect. It’s to the credit of all those involved at WoBC that the Wokingham section of NCN422 will be completed before the end of […]

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Other Campaign News

The Chair and the AGM In normal times we hold our Annual General Meeting in June and elect (or nominate) the committee for the next 12 months. Of course these are not normal times and we have therefore postponed our AGM to the autumn, when we hope that we can get together in person. This […]

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RBC Spring 2020 Report

The Cycle Forum on 4th December focused mainly on the LCWIP (Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan) that the Council have now submitted in draft form to the DfT for funding. This plan, if funded and implemented, would make substantial improvements for cycling and walking over the next 10 years with a number of new […]

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