Active Travel tranche 3 – Bath Road / Castle Hill

Consultation on Bath Road/Castle Hill scheme

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

We undertook an initial engagement exercise last year (2021) on four Active Travel proposals to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities in Reading. Your feedback showed our scheme for Shinfield Road was the most supported and we are now taking this forward. The second most supported scheme was the Bath Road – Castle Hill scheme and Reading Borough Council has now been awarded funding to deliver this scheme.

Following an initial engagement exercise last year, we are now carrying out a further public consultation along Bath Road/Castle Hill (Berkeley Avenue – Inner Distribution Road (IDR)/Castle Street) to enable you to provide feedback on the initial ideas for this scheme, which will help shape the more detailed proposals. The Castle Hill consultation is open from 7 July 2022 until 5pm on Monday 1st August 2022.

The outline scheme for Bath Road/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

Feedback will be vital in helping to shape the detailed designs which will then be further consulted in later this year. The scheme will be delivered next Summer 2023. Please see our concept drawings and artist impressions to see what we are proposing along the route.

View towards Castle Hill roundabout
View towards Castle Hill roundabout
Bath Road junction with Brunswick Street
Bath Road junction with Brunswick Street

You can also visit us at Walford Hall, Carey Street, Reading RG1 7JS, on Wednesday 13 July 2022 between 15:30 and 19:30 where you can talk to members of the project team.

Active Travel Fund Tranche 3 – Bath Road Castle Hill Concept Designs