June 2021 Newsletter

The June 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: School Streets Help Promote Children Cycling RBC Summer 2021 Report WBC Summer 2021 Report WoBC Summer 2021 Report Other Summer 2021 Campaign News Chairman’s Letter […]

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Other Summer 2021 Campaign News

Christchurch Bridge – Southern Extension Design Rejected The cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Thames near Reading Station, or Christchurch Bridge to give it its official title, was opened in 2015. On its southern side the bridge ramps down at right angles to the span, with access to Vastern Road then provided by a narrow […]

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School Streets Helps Promote Children Cycling

Anyone who has a child in school will have suffered the misery of traffic outside the school gates. In fact, the school run accounts for an extra 25% of motorised traffic at specific times of day, usually between 8-9am and 3-4pm. The environment outside school gates becomes congested with cars, making it quite hazardous for […]

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Chairman’s Letter, Summer 2021

Dear RCC members, Your committee have asked me to take over as the Chair of RCC and I am most happy to do so. I would like to introduce myself to all of you members and sketch out some of the things that I would like to help to happen. I thought that if I […]

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Q-Park Offer Secure Bicycle Storage

Q-Park have launched a new solution to help local businesses offer safe and secure bike parking services to their employees. Businesses can now take space in a Q-Park parking facility to use as their very own bike storage area in their car park, where Q-Park will create a secure branded reserved area. The company will be issued with door access […]

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Green Bike Food Company

Do you remember seeing food delivery cyclists zipping around city centres 10 years ago? I certainly don’t. In recent years we have seen a huge swing from independent eateries delivering takeaways on motorised vehicles to now, where app delivery platforms have amassed armies of cyclists completing orders in a more sustainable fashion. However, has this […]

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RBC Summer 2021 Report

Traffic is now getting close to pre-Covid levels, but with different travel patterns. There appear to be more cycle commuters and family groups out cycling still, which is good, despite the bad weather in May. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes Tranche 1 The tranche 1 schemes all seem to be complete, with many being well […]

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WBC Summer Report 2021

Newbury Station Train operator Great Western Railway has opened a new bicycle hub at Newbury station for 230 bikes, with capacity for another 100 by the end of the year. The £1.2m facilities, funded with the support of the Department for Transport and Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, will increase bicycle parking at the […]

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WoBC Summer Report 2021

As Summer approaches and social restrictions continue to be lifted it seems like there is some light at the end of the tunnel that was a long and devastating Winter. It is nice to see more people out and about but compared to last year there do not seem to be as many cyclists and […]

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