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Category: Cycling

Ask Sustrans questions about improving the Kennet path on 22 October

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans will hold a drop-in event at on Tuesday 22 October at the Waterloo Meadows Childrens’ Centre to answer questions about their proposals to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path.

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Sustrans wants your opinion about removing the motorcycle barriers on the Kennet path

Peter Langridge (Sustrans community liaison officer) and Peter Challis (Sustrans network development manager)

From L to R: Stuart Langridge (Sustrans community liaison officer) and Peter Challis (Sustrans network development manager)

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans wants to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path between Reading town centre and Fobney Lock. Improvements could include the removal of motorcycle barriers as well as resurfacing and tidying up the path.

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Friends of the IDR respond to the RBC transport consultation

The Black History Mural and the IDR

The Whitley Pump asked Reg Vastern-King, chair of the Friends of the IDR (Inner Distribution Road), what he thought about the Reading Borough Council (RBC) consultation on transport strategy; he was not impressed. “I just don’t understand,” he said “how can you carry out a transport strategy consultation which does not even ask how you feel about the IDR?”

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Reading Borough Council’s ‘Active Reading’ consultation

Here at the Whitley Pump offices where we sit all day, every day, in front of our computers, with the curtains drawn and a pile of empty coffee cups in the sink, we thought we should have a look at what Active Reading was all about. The council’s online consultation only runs until 14 August so we thought we had better get our skates on.

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Reading Fringe – Tim Millikin talks about ‘Cycling around the world’

Tim Millikin at Reading Fringe

Tim Millikin set out in May 2015 to cycle from Jacksons Corner in Reading to Reading, USA. The three year trip took him 46500 kilometres through 39 countries. On his trip he discovered that “the world is a really friendly place”.

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Reading MP Matt Rodda says “Cycling should be for the many, not just the brave.”

Matt Rodda, Labour MP for Reading East and shadow minister for transport (buses), took part in the Active Travel debate in Parliament on 9 July. The Whitley Pump called “house!” at the end of his speech, having completed at least one line in any direction as well as all four corners of our political buzzword bingo card, with a bonus prize for the mention of Reading.

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Kennet path motorbike barriers discussed at KCA on 10 July

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its next meeting at the Waterloo Meadows children’s centre, Elgar Road, Reading at 7pm on Wednesday 10 July. Sustrans will be on hand to discuss their proposals to modify the motorbike barriers along the Kennet cycle and foot path.

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You might receive a National Highways and Transport survey

Reading Borough Council (RBC) are participating in the National Highways and Transport public satisfaction survey. At least 3,300 randomly selected households in the borough will receive a questionnaire.

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