September 2021 Newsletter

The Autumn 2021 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: What stops you from cycling regularly? RBC Autumn 2021 Report WBC Autumn 2021 Report Other Autumn 2021 Campaign News Chairman’s Letter Autumn 2021 Why do […]

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What stops you from cycling regularly?

As a very nervous cyclist, I am not inclined to get on my bike, even to do a simple journey into town or to visit the doctor’s surgery. This isn’t due to laziness (well, yes, this could play a part), but due to the state of the roads. My husband managed to persuade me to […]

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Other Autumn 2021 Campaign News

Christchurch Bridge – Berkeley Appeal Planning Rejection Berkeley Homes’ proposed redevelopment of the former SSE site off Vastern Road was seen as a ‘missed opportunity’ to provide a quality southern connection from Christchurch Bridge to Vastern Road. In March this year RBC refused the planning application as it did not meet the requirements set out […]

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Chairman’s Letter, Autumn 2021

Dear RCC members, At our AGM on 18 August, Reading Cycle Campaign invited Councillors from each of the four political party groupings on Reading Borough Council to discuss questions about improving cycling provision in the town. We were pleased to welcome: Jane Stanford-Beale – Conservative, Peppard Ward Ricky Duveen – Liberal Democrat, Tilehurst Ward Paul […]

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Why do cyclists so often get criticised?

Is it our behaviours, or attitudes? Is it others’ green guilt or what? Whatever, it affects our pleasure or otherwise on the road, and often spoils conversations. Jumping red lights and riding on footways are frequently mentioned as reasons to target bad feelings towards cyclists. These misdemeanours can then ‘justify’ their (motorists’) speeding etc. Criticism of […]

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RBC Autumn 2021 Report

I have not noticed any improvements for cyclists in Reading over the last few months, although the Council has completed some re-surfacing and white-line renewal. CAST (Cleaner Air and Safer Transport) A CAST meeting on 19 August had Jon Burke as guest speaker; he was the former Lead Councillor for Environment and Transport at the […]

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Cyclists’ collisions update

The website www.crashmap.co.uk is always a useful source of good but unwelcome information. The latest 2020 injuries are now shown, with Vastern Road Roundabout still taking top spot, albeit with only two injured cyclists, one serious, the other slight. Still two too many. The only death was the unfortunate accident in Addington Road. Other injuries […]

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WBC Autumn Report 2021

The next cycle forum meeting is scheduled for 21 September. There has been an allocation from the Active Travel Capability Fund for West Berkshire of £88,127, but nothing officially has been said about what it will be spent on. Rob Hill WBC Campaigner for RCC

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Open meeting on Wednesday 20th October

A chance for any member to raise any issue (as long as it’s cycling related).  We also plan to discuss ways in which we can further influence the move to more cycling in the Reading area. The meeting will be via Zoom; to receive an invite email: secretary@readingcyclecampaign.org.uk.   Start Time is 7:30 pm

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RBC Question Time

After the formalities of our 2021 AGM we engaged RBC Councillors from all the political parties in a cycle question time.  Our thanks to Councillors Duveen (Lib Dem), Gittings (Labour), Stanford-Beale (Conservative) and White (Green) for taking part. We started off by asking them 3 questions: What in your opinion is the main reason why […]

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