Reading’s Active Travel Proposals

Reading Borough Council has £1.2m of government funding to create active travel (cycling and walking) schemes.  Four schemes have been proposed but funding is unlikely to allow more than one to be built.  You can read our comments on the design proposals for each of the proposed schemes here.    

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Caroline Cann

We are very sad to hear of the passing of our former committee member and cycle campaigner Caroline Cann. Caroline was a much-loved member of the team noted for her helpfulness and was always ready to spread the cycling message and volunteer for the Cycle Campaign when needed. We will remember her for her kindness. […]

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February 2021 Newsletter

The February 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: Working for a Reading Bike Hub RBC Winter 2021 Report WBC Winter 2021 Report WoBC winter 2021 Report Other Winter 2021 Campaign News Cleaner Air […]

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RBC Winter 2021 Report

With the latest Coronavirus Lockdown, the traffic levels should be closer to the low levels of last April. However, familiarity with restrictions will probably not keep so many at home!  Still, there should be more incentive for us to cycle for essential purposes and for exercise, particularly with quieter roads. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes […]

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WBC Winter Report 2021

West Berkshire Cycle Forum I attended my first West Berkshire Cycle Forum in October and I hope to raise the profile of the eastern part of WBC that makes up the western fringe of greater Reading. A large part of the meeting was taken up with discussion of the Emergency Active Travel Fund scheme that […]

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WoBC Winter Report 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 and it feels a little bit like Groundhog Day for so many reasons. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has spiked and we are back in another national lockdown; in addition, the Active Travel revolution heralded by the government and many local authorities last year hasn’t really materialised and whilst […]

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Other Winter 2021 Campaign News

Active Travel for 2021 At the end of 2020 Reading Borough Council was awarded £1.179million through the Department for Travel’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) to support the implementation of walking and cycling schemes in the borough. This award is the second tranche of funding from the ATF; the first tranche funded the ‘pop-up’ schemes that […]

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Working For A Reading Bike Hub

Ethical Reading (ER) has identified bike theft as one of the main deterrents to people cycling into central Reading and has been working on plans to improve bike parking in the centre of town. Reading has one of the highest rates of bike theft in the country, with 421 reported bike thefts between October 2019 […]

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CAST: Cleaner Air Safer Transport

An RBC Cleaner Air and Safer Transport meeting took place on 3 December. A number of subjects were covered, and the following are the RCC notes of the meeting. There was interesting feedback on the School Streets by the Headteacher of Park Lane School in Tilehurst.  The scheme to close the adjacent road to through […]

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Old Bikes Given A New Life

For hundreds of Lockdown cyclists!!! And Reading Bicycle Kitchen gets a new home I’m hoping all RCC members have heard about, visited or even volunteered with this fantastic community facility; Reading Bicycle Kitchen (RBK) – who have helped repair, recycle and reuse hundreds of bikes during the challenging COVID Lockdowns, meaning lots more people across […]

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