We’d like everyone who lives or works in Wokingham borough, or visits regularly, to share their thoughts on two proposals to make walking and cycling around it safer and more accessible.
From 11 July to 19 August, Wokingham Borough Council is firstly seeking people’s views on our draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), which suggests improvements to help people walk, wheel, scoot or cycle and will be used to apply for funding.
The plan, which will always be open to updates, will outline the most beneficial active travel routes and propose specific measures in places where the community wants them, subject to funding and further consultation.
We’re also inviting comments on revised plans for a new £4 million cycling and walking link from Woodley to Palmer Park, at the Reading borough boundary, to be funded from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund.
This was amended in response to your concerns about a design earlier this year and no longer includes a proposed one-way system on a section of Woodlands Avenue, between Lytham Road and Howth Drive.
Increasing cycling and walking can help us tackle some of the most challenging issues we face as a society – improving air quality, combatting climate change, improving health and wellbeing, addressing inequalities and tackling congestion on our roads.
With the increasing cost of fuel, walking and cycling are likely to become more attractive options for local journeys. We want to enable this by providing facilities that are safe, comfortable and inclusive for all.