Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Reading Cycle Campaign protest ride

 Reading Cycle Cpaign are  having a Protest Ride - Saturday 12 October 2013 at 12:00 meet at Hills Meadow BMX Track.
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Reading Cycle Campaign are inviting all cyclists to join us in a protest ride to call on Reading Borough Council to treat cyclists seriously in their transport planning.
The proposals for the new pedestrian / cycle bridge over the Thames illustrate the council's disregard for the need to adequately design for cyclists, and their lack of ambition to get more people on bikes.
We hope that by coming together for an hour we will send a clear message that we are just ordinary people who simply want to choose a bike as a viable means of getting about, and it is time RBC delivered some adequate infrastructure.
"The recent changes to Vastern road and the banning of cyclists from the station underpass, and the failure to uphold a claim for the rights of cyclists on the towpath demonstrate their lack of commitment to include cycling as an integral part of their sustainable transport plan, despite having been granted 20.7 million to provide it.
"We are asking Reading Borough council to follow the lead set by towns and cities all over Britain who are embracing people riding bikes as a solution to their congestion, air quality and public health crisis by making cycling a viable means of travel for everyone regardless of their level of confidence on the roads.
The ride will showcase many places where the council can do things much better, and will also be a great way to get to know some of the quiet routes that cyclists currently use
All levels of ability are welcome, the ride will be marshalled by experienced riders, and the pace will be exceedingly gentle
Please like our Facebook page where details of the ride will posted
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