Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) is still looking to improve the cycling and walking connection between Woodley town centre and Reading borough boundary at Palmer Park and is now seeking your views on the revised proposals.
The scheme is funded through the Government’s Active Travel Fund Tranche 2 and 3 and the route has been identified as a strategic connection in our emerging Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, enabling direct access to Woodley town centre while connecting a number of schools and leisure facilities.
Walking and cycling are ideal modes of transport for short local trips, and convenient options for regular exercise. They are low-cost, accessible, healthy, environmentally friendly and efficient. Getting more people to walk and cycle will help the Borough to respond to the climate emergency, tackle congestion on the roads and achieve the Council’s Community Vision to make Wokingham Borough a great place to live, learn, work and grow and a great place to do business.
Earlier this year, WBC sought your views on its preliminary design for this scheme. Due to the strong opposition received for certain aspects of the scheme, it is now proposing an alternative plan following discussions with local key stakeholders and the Department for Transport.
Please use the following link to view the plans and share your feedback by completing a short survey:https://engage.wokingham.gov.uk/en-GB/projects/wokingham-borough-active-travel-fund-woodley-to-reading-active-travel-route
The consultation has been extended to 4th September 2022.