Other Autumn 2021 Campaign News

Christchurch Bridge – Berkeley Appeal Planning Rejection Berkeley Homes’ proposed redevelopment of the former SSE site off Vastern Road was seen as a ‘missed opportunity’ to provide a quality southern connection from Christchurch Bridge to Vastern Road. In March this year RBC refused the planning application as it did not meet the requirements set out […]

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Chairman’s Letter, Autumn 2021

Dear RCC members, At our AGM on 18 August, Reading Cycle Campaign invited Councillors from each of the four political party groupings on Reading Borough Council to discuss questions about improving cycling provision in the town. We were pleased to welcome: Jane Stanford-Beale – Conservative, Peppard Ward Ricky Duveen – Liberal Democrat, Tilehurst Ward Paul […]

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Why do cyclists so often get criticised?

Is it our behaviours, or attitudes? Is it others’ green guilt or what? Whatever, it affects our pleasure or otherwise on the road, and often spoils conversations. Jumping red lights and riding on footways are frequently mentioned as reasons to target bad feelings towards cyclists. These misdemeanours can then ‘justify’ their (motorists’) speeding etc. Criticism of […]

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Cyclists’ collisions update

The website www.crashmap.co.uk is always a useful source of good but unwelcome information. The latest 2020 injuries are now shown, with Vastern Road Roundabout still taking top spot, albeit with only two injured cyclists, one serious, the other slight. Still two too many. The only death was the unfortunate accident in Addington Road. Other injuries […]

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