Shinfield Road Active Travel improvements

The issue 

Shinfield Road connects important destinations in Reading, including the university, schools and local services.  

Drawing showing plans for Queens Drive with cycle path and pavements with lots of walkers and cyclists.

The scheme 

We have already secured funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund to carry out this work. Enhancements to walking and cycling in this scheme include: 

  • Segregated cycle lanes in each direction 
  • Early release for cyclists at the 3 junctions with signals 
  • Improved cycle provision at all junctions 
  • New and improved crossings 
  • Footway widening
  • Introduction of double yellow lines to prevent parked cars from blocking the road 
  • New shared space for pedestrians and cyclists near the junction with Cedar road/Elm Road  

The outcome 

  • Improved access for all users 
  • Improved active travel connecting the university and other destinations
  • Increased walking and cycling levels, leading to less car travel and therefore better air quality 
  • Reduced conflict between cyclists and pedestrians 
  • Increased physical activity leading to better mental and physical health 
  • Improved active travel journey times leading to economic benefits 
Last updated on 15/09/2023