Reading receives £1.3 million funding for Bath Road/Castle Hill cycling scheme

We have welcomed the news that Reading has been awarded full funding for a new cycle scheme along the Bath Road and Castle Hill in West Reading.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that Reading will receive 100% of its funding, a total of £1.3 million as part of the national Active Travel Fund scheme.

The 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 will 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.

Now that funding has been secured, a further design stage will follow. We will run a full public consultation – over the summer - on the updated scheme proposals. Find out more about Reading’s Active Travel programme here:

Last updated on 22/03/2022