Transport Strategy Consultation

Reading Borough Council is consulting on its draft Transport Strategy to 2036.  Lead Councillor for Transport Tony Page says: “This is Reading’s most important and most ambitious Local Transport Plan ever. The Climate Emergency is happening now, and we do not intend to shy away from the challenge in Reading”. Alongside the main Transport Strategy […]

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March 2020 Newsletter

The March 2020 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’s Biggest Ever Road Repair Programme RBC Spring 2020 Report Christchurch Bridge To Get Hairpin Bends? Wokingham Road – New Cycle Lanes Cycling Challenge for […]

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Reading’s Biggest Ever Road Repair Programme

At the end of 2019 residents were given the opportunity to participate in a consultation on Reading Borough Council’s 2020/21 budget. In the introduction to the consultation RBC’s Labour Leader Jason Brock stated: “I know you think road surfaces are in a poor condition. This budget is proposing Reading’s biggest ever road repair programme with […]

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Christchurch Bridge To Get Hairpin Bends?

Berkeley Homes has now submitted its planning application for blocks of flats on Vastern Road. Importantly for cyclists this development includes for a new link from the cycle/pedestrian bridge over the Thames to Vastern Road and the town centre. This is a once-only opportunity to make a good quality cycle link from north Reading to […]

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Wokingham Road – New Cycle Lanes

RBC has recently repainted the cycle lanes along Wokingham Road. This was done as part of the works to create National Cycle Route 422, which runs between Newbury and Windsor and crosses through Reading along Bath Road, Berkeley Avenue, Cemetery Junction and Wokingham Road. The creation of NCN422 has afforded the opportunity to right some […]

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Cycling Challenge for Scientists’ Tribute

Why not take on your next cycling challenge!! A recent Sports England Active Lives survey showed that 6.3 million adults cycle for leisure and sport, which unsurprisingly resonates with the fact that cycling is becoming one of the fastest growing sports. For some this brings desire to push the limits of one’s endurance and cycle […]

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Cyclists At Roadworks, New TfL Guidance

Guidance for Local Authorities and their contractors has been limited to the Highways Agency Traffic Advisory Leaflet (TAL) 15/99 Cyclists at Roadworks, produced in 1999. Transport for London has now prepared alternative guidance available from http://content.tfl.gov.uk/temporary-traffic-management-handbook.pdf. It was initiated and specifically produced to include clearer and better provision for cyclists and pedestrians than in the […]

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RBC Spring 2020 Report

The Cycle Forum on 4th December focused mainly on the LCWIP (Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan) that the Council have now submitted in draft form to the DfT for funding. This plan, if funded and implemented, would make substantial improvements for cycling and walking over the next 10 years with a number of new […]

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Barriers To Cycling

Over the past 25 years Sustrans has established more than 16,000 miles of the National Cycle Network – though it actually owns only 500 miles of this. Two years ago Sustrans set about a thorough review of the network and its findings were summarised in the ‘Paths for Everyone’ report released in 2018. The findings […]

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Christchurch Bridge Access

The cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Thames near Reading Station, or Christchurch Bridge to give it its official title, was opened in 2015.  Although our plea for it to be segregated was ignored, the bridge has undoubtedly been a welcome addition to Reading’s transport infrastructure. The Council’s longer-term strategy for the bridge was to […]

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