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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Interview with Cllr Paul Gittings

Cllr Paul Gittings recently took over from Cllr Adele Barnett-Ward as the Chair for the SEPT (Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport) Committee. Paul kindly provided answers to a few questions we put to him on transport matters: RCC: Doing things quickly is always a challenge for local government given procedures that need to be followed. […]

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Global Refills at RISC

On 1 October last year the newly installed dispensers at Global Refills were brimming with nuts, pulses, pastas, rice and dried fruit. Fresh produce was heaped upon a repurposed table, bread bins were full of freshly baked loaves from Aston’s, and an array of Fairtrade, organic, and local beers and wines lined up neatly. We […]

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Bike Rack for Sale

Robust bike rack for tow-hook mounting (one owner). Note: suitable for flange-type but not swan-neck tow-hooks. This bike rack is simplicity itself. It consists of an alloy mounting block, into which fit two steel arms, held in place by a removable pin. The bikes (two fit comfortably) simply hang on the arms. Also provided is […]

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RBC Autumn 2020 Report

The coronavirus problems are continu­ing but traffic levels on many roads are back to normal. Cycling numbers still seem to be well above previous levels, encouraged by the reluctance to use public transport as well as the positive publicity about cycling. Active Travel Pop-up Cycle Schemes Around the country many local authorities have been implementing […]

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November 2020 Newsletter

The November 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: Let’s Start By Getting It Right RBC Autumn 2020 Report WoBC Autumn 2020 Report Other Autumn Campaign News Oxford Road Tilehurst Section Life On A […]

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WoBC Autumn Report 2020

So, since the last Wokingham cycling update earlier in the year, I think it’s fair to say that everything and nothing has changed. This may sound like a negative statement to make but I’ll explain why I think it’s more of a cautiously positive one. The completion of Wokingham’s section of NCN 422 which is […]

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Let’s Start By Getting It Right

During the summer Lockdown the Government released an important policy statement. With news focused on other things it probably went unnoticed by most. The policy, released by the Department for Transport in July, is called ‘Gear Change: a bold vision for cycling and walking’ and can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-plan-for-england. The policy statement really is […]

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Other Autumn Campaign News

Target for Cycle Journeys in 2036 In August we submitted our comments on Reading’s draft Local Transport Strategy to 2036. The draft strategy included the target to increase the number of people who regularly cycle from 5.1% now to 10% in 2036. The Green Party raised a petition calling for a more ambitious target for […]

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