Have your say on Bath Road walking and cycling improvements

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 is open from today, Thursday 7 July, until 5pm on Monday 1 August 2022.

You can also visit our consultation drop-in at Walford Hall, Carey Street, Reading RG1 7JS, on Wednesday 13 July 2022 between 3:30pm and 7:30pm where you can talk to members of the project team and provide feedback in person.

We will add feedback we have received from previous consultations relating to this scheme to the current scheme response we are gathering.

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

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

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.

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.

These improvements will include the Bath Road / Castle Hill roundabout across the busy IDR junction and into and out of the town centre, alongside enhancements to facilities for pedestrians.