Over the years, Reading Cycle Campaign has been putting together lists of problems that affect cyclists as well as ideas for schemes to make cycling easier or safer.
Whilst budget cuts and different priorities at the Council mean that many of these schemes have yet to be progressed, these lists nevertheless represent ideas to make cycling across Reading better.
We’ve transferred these lists onto a new interactive suggestion map: https://readingcyclecampaign.org.uk/new-cycling-issues-interactive-map/
And you can also find it here: https://readingcyclecampaign.org.uk/campaign-information/
We’re aware that circumstances change, meaning that some schemes are less relevant and new schemes may be more important, so we intend to update these lists on a regular basis.
But we don’t know everything that’s going on across Reading. We want to reflect the ideas and concerns of those cycling across the area, so please let us know of any problems or ideas for improvement schemes.
This would include dangerous road surfaces, potholes, overhanging trees or bushes, as well as suggestions for new cycle parking stands, cycle route signing, road markings, dropped kerbs, cycle lanes or even new cycle routes.
Also, since we’re here to represent all cyclists in the greater Reading area, we also want to hear from those new to cycling or families, who may have different issues to more confident, regular cyclists.
Please let us have your ideas here: https://readingcyclecampaign.org.uk/contact-us/
If there are maintenance related problems that affect your journey, report these to the Council, as well as letting us know.
It can also help making your local Councillor aware of such problems.
Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire Councils all have pages on their websites to report problems, but a more convenient way to report problems is by using the Fix My Street website, via https://www.fixmystreet.com or via their app.
Finally, let us know if you see any good ideas to help cyclists elsewhere – we’re not above copying great ideas from somewhere else!