WoBC Campaigner Autumn 2017 Report

Trials and tribulations of Chapter 12 Wokingham Borough Council (WoBC) has submitted its planning application to itself for the Arborfield Relief Road and the comments I made during consultation have been ignored. I will single out Chapter 12 of the application, which suggests that Swallowfield Road is a poor route for cyclists when in reality […]

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RBC Campaigner Autumn 2017 Report

The Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) on 14 June had a number of items of interest to cyclists. There was also a Cycle Forum Meeting on 12 July. The new chair for these meetings is Cllr Debs Absolom, who does cycle and appears to be taking an interest in cycling issues. TMSC 14 June Cycling Strategy […]

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Horseshoe taxis return to Reading Station

Last December we welcomed the removal of the ‘Horseshoe Taxi Rank’ by the southeast approach to the station forecourt, which allowed cyclists to reach the station forecourt without being forced to weave between arriving and departing taxis. After the removal the taxi drivers protested, the Council duly listened, and since July the taxis have been […]

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The June 2017 newsletter is now published

The June 2017 RCC newsletter is published. You can download it from the Newsletters page. In this issue we talk about: The latest report about the Bike Kitchen and what has happened to it. Summer reports from our Reading and Wokingham campaigners. An article about designating the Thames Path as an official cycle route. The Chairman Adrian […]

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The March 2017 newsletter is now published

The March 2017 RCC newsletter is published. You can download it from the Newsletters page. In this issue we talk about: Tips on how to lock up your bike to try and prevent it from being stolen. Spring reports from our Reading and Wokingham campaigners. Letters/Feedback about cycle parks at the station and the dangers of cycling […]

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Comments on Proposals for NCN 422

We have submitted our comments to RBC on the proposals for Phase 2 of the new NCN 422 route through Reading.  Phase 1 is under construction and comprises a shared use route (footpath) along Bath Rd.  Phase 2 proposals include an intermittent shared use footpath on one side of Berkeley Avenue – we have given this […]

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Plans for NCN422 through Town Centre

NCN 422 is a ‘new’ national cycle route from Newbury to Windsor.  Reading Borough Council is charged with creating the route through Reading Borough and the first phase – a shared footpath along Bath Road – has started construction.  The second phase takes the route down Berkeley Avenue and along the River Kennet through the […]

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Unwatched and therefore unprotected

We all know about the severe lack of bike parking space around Reading Station, particularly on the south side. So when a new bike parking space was created down from the taxi-rank and the south-side pickup area, it was obviously going to readily used. However, on Friday 18 November I was shocked on arriving home from London to find not only my […]

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Barriers to Investment in Cycling

As part of a DfT funded research project 413 stakeholders (including Reading Cycle Campaign) filled in an online survey on barriers to investing in cycling. The largest single group of respondents were local authority transport officers, while others included consultants, academics, business stakeholders, and advocates. The top three barriers identified by respondents were: financial/funding problems, lack of […]

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December 2016 newsletter is now published

The December 2016 RCC newsletter is published. You can download it from the Newsletters page. In this issue we talk about: Bike theft from unwatched cycle parks. Winter report from our Reading campaigner about the RBC Cycle Forum meeting. West Berks campaigner report about shared-use paths. Letters Page about how all cyclists are tarred with the same brush. […]

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