Have your say on Bath Road walking and cycling improvements

News from: Reading Borough Council

We are encouraging people to have their say on our proposals for better cycling and walking routes on the Bath Road and Castle Hill – including fully segregated cycle lanes – as part of the next stage of Reading’s Active Travel schemes.

We are looking at ways to improve cycling, walking and public transport on the Bath Road between Berkeley Avenue and Castle Hill/IDR roundabout; including the provision of safe, dedicated cycle lanes and new pedestrian crossing facilities.

We are undertaking a further consultation to seek feedback on the initial ideas for this scheme, which will help shape more detailed proposals.

The Bath Road consultation opened on Thursday 7 July and closes at 17:00 on Monday 1 August 2022.

Your feedback will be vital in helping to shape the detailed designs. Our aim is to deliver the scheme in summer 2023.

Our outline scheme for Bath Rd/Castle Hill includes major improvements stretching from Berkeley Avenue, along the Bath Road to Castle Hill, then running over the IDR to Castle Street. It proposes reallocation of road space from general traffic to create segregated lanes for cyclists to and from the town centre.

The investment will add an important further ‘missing link’ in Reading’s existing cycle network. It follows the cycling and walking improvements due to be implemented from the summer along the Shinfield Road in South Reading.

Find out more about this scheme on the project page and on Reading’s Active Travel project.

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