Say ‘no’ to anti-cycle measures in Caversham

We are asking Reading Borough Council not to make cycling more difficult in Caversham. The Council is planning to introduce one-way roads as a measure to help walking and cycling during the Covid pandemic, but this will close off a key northbound route for cyclists. Please help stop this by signing this petition: http://chng.it/qnVttKMhD7

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Local Cycle and Walking Infrastructure Plan

The Draft Reading Transport Strategy 2036 is out for consultation, see https://consult.reading.gov.uk. The consultation on the Reading Transport Strategy includes the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan and the details of what is proposed in terms of cycling routes are provided within the appendices. Appendix C gives an overall cycling network plan and Appendix G […]

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Last letter from Adrian Lawson

It comes as a bit of a surprise to be writing as the former Campaign Chair. I joined the campaign in 2007, and Ros Furley the ‘acting’ Chair at the time sort of persuaded me to join the committee, and at the next AGM I was elected Chair, a position I felt honoured to hold, […]

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Interview with Cllr Adele Barnett-Ward

We are delighted to have the opportunity to interview Cllr Adele Barnett-Ward, Caversham Ward, Lead Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities. RCC: What are your dreams and visions for cycling in Reading? Adele: I want cycling to be normal. I’m a member of the Labour Cycles campaign group, and our strapline is ‘For the many, not […]

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Why Electric Bikes Are The Answer

The way we move around in a Covid-19 world is going to change. For a time, public transport may not be as viable for large numbers of people. If this results in extra car usage we will get a lot more congestion on the roads (and pollution in the air). I would guess that most […]

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June 2020 Newsletter

The June 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: RBC Summer 2020 Report WoBC Summer 2020 Report Other Campaign News Local Cycle and Walking Infrastructure Plan Why Electric Bikes Are The Answer Interview with […]

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RBC Summer 2020 Report

In May, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Secretary of State for Transport stated that the government expects local authorities to make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians, adding that such changes will help embed altered behaviours and demonstrate the positive effects of active travel. Examples […]

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WoBC Summer Report 2020

Having just landed the position of RCC representative for Wokingham Borough Council, I am still finding my way and hence this report will be shorter than people may have come to expect. It’s to the credit of all those involved at WoBC that the Wokingham section of NCN422 will be completed before the end of […]

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Other Campaign News

The Chair and the AGM In normal times we hold our Annual General Meeting in June and elect (or nominate) the committee for the next 12 months. Of course these are not normal times and we have therefore postponed our AGM to the autumn, when we hope that we can get together in person. This […]

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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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