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WBC Summer 2024 Report


There has been little new development regarding cycling in the eastern area of West Berkshire in recent months.

The last West Berks Cycle Forum was on Wednesday 19 May. We will report on the outcome in the next newsletter.

PAWS (Pangbourne & Whitchurch Sustainability) has been in contact with WBC and Cllr Janine Lewis, the Council member for Purley and Tilehurst, about the Pangbourne–Purley Active Travel Route.

Pangbourne–Purley A329, Active Travel Route.

WBC has completed the initial Feasibility Study for a potential future Pangbourne-Purley Active Travel Route in-house and it is proposed by WBC officers that it should be carried forward to an outline stage.

WBC are also going to be imminently capturing additional data on current levels of use by pedestrians and cyclists, using automatic counters to bolster the mobile and manual count data they have.  

Bike Racks

PAWS are working with WBC and local businesses to improve bike parking by the shops in Pangbourne. Unfortunately Library Services are unwilling to compromise any of the staff car parking space in front of the library so that facilities for cyclists can be improved.

WBC remains open to discussing all further realistic cycle parking sites in Pangbourne and Purley, as well as other villages, e.g. they have also been working with the Basildon Ward Member and Parish recently. 

Rob Hill
WBC Campaigner for RCC

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