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RBC Summer 2021 Report

Traffic is now getting close to pre-Covid levels, but with different travel patterns. There appear to be more cycle commuters and family groups out cycling still, which is good, despite the bad weather in May. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes Tranche 1 The tranche 1 schemes all seem to be complete, with many being well […]

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WBC Summer Report 2021

Newbury Station Train operator Great Western Railway has opened a new bicycle hub at Newbury station for 230 bikes, with capacity for another 100 by the end of the year. The £1.2m facilities, funded with the support of the Department for Transport and Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, will increase bicycle parking at the […]

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WoBC Summer Report 2021

As Summer approaches and social restrictions continue to be lifted it seems like there is some light at the end of the tunnel that was a long and devastating Winter. It is nice to see more people out and about but compared to last year there do not seem to be as many cyclists and […]

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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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