Letter from SPOKES

Dear Editor As co-founder of West Berkshire SPOKES with my wife Martha, I still receive your excellent newsletter RCC. But it pains me to see the position of ‘West Berks Campaigner’ remain vacant. I am the Highways Officer of SPOKES and engage regularly with the Council at a quarterly Cycle Forum, which is chaired by […]

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WoBC Campaigner Winter 2017 Report

WoBC has a consultation on transport within the Borough. It’s open until 31 December, so please fill it in (www.wokingham.gov.uk/news-and-consultation/consultation-and-having-your-say/current-consultations). The survey concentrates on the inconvenience that congestion causes to people who drive, but there’s the opportunity to support more sustainable methods of transport too. WoBC took over responsibility for enforcing parking regulations in the Borough […]

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RBC Campaigner Winter 2017 Report

The Cycle Forum and the Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) were both attended by RCC representatives. The Cycle Forum consists of RBC Councillors, cycling representatives and Reading Council officers. An agenda is normally agreed a few days before the meeting, but there is also an Any Other Business slot if time allows. Items include reports on […]

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December 2017 newsletter

The December 2017 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: Reading, Wokingham and West Berks to get a LCWIP. Winter report from our Reading campaigner. Winter report from our Wokingham campaigner. Letter from SPOKES (West Berkshire […]

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RBC Cycle Forum Minutes

The RBC Cycle Forum meets quarterly and is where cycle stakeholder groups meet with RBC Councillors and transport officers.  Minutes from the Cycle Forum of October 2017 can be found here.

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East Reading Mass Rapid Transit

Mass Rapid Transit or Messing-Up Reading’s Thames? Local councils and business organisations are proposing to spend about £20million to build a cross town route for buses from near Reading station and bridge, past Tesco and over a new bridge at the Kennet, beside the Horseshoe Bridge, on to the A329 at Thames Valley Business Park. […]

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Cyclists and Pedestrians

There are many common issues shared between cyclists and pedestrians. In the past the RCC committee has considered how we can work more effectively on common problems with pedestrians, but as there are no formal active pedestrian groups in Reading, no progress has been made. This article has been written to identify some of the […]

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Belles on Bikes pedal for peace

Belles On Bikes is an all-women supportive cycling group that has been pedalling for a few years now. Our aim is to encourage new cyclists to become intermediates, to get fitter and join in our longer rides. We push off on Sundays at 10am from the entrance to Palmer Park Stadium.  We are very lucky to […]

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Chairman’s Letter, September 2017

Dear RCC members, I hate cyclists on the pavement. I hate them on the towpath and I hate them in pedestrianised areas. There. I’ve said it. I don’t hate the people forced to ride their bikes there, I hate the fact that this is where cyclists have to ride for their own safety or comfort. […]

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September 2017 newsletter

The September 2017 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: The connection between pedestrians and cyclists. Autumn report from our Reading campaigner. Autumn report from our Wokingham campaigner. An article about the East Reading Mass Rapid […]

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