The sustainable transport charity Sustrans will hold a drop-in event at on Tuesday 22 October at the Waterloo Meadows Childrens’ Centre to answer questions about their proposals to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path.

They say:

[We] have secured funding from the Department for Transport for the Reading Barriers project. The idea is to modify the barriers at the Katesgrove Underpass, at either end of Waterloo Meadows, and at Fobney Lock, so that everyone on foot and on all kinds of bicycle, pushchair and wheelchair can more easily use the path. CCTV would be installed to monitor usage and help deter anti-social behaviour. The path surface across the meadows will be improved so that people can use the route all-year-round, whatever the weather. We’d also welcome ideas to brighten up the route to make it more inviting.

The drop-in event opens at 10.30 am and lasts until 1.30 pm at the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, which is off Elgar Road, Reading, RG2 0BX.

Sustrans will hold other drop-in events at the Coley Park Community Centre on 10 October from 12 noon until 3 pm, and at the Southcote Community Centre on 17 October from 4 pm until 7 pm.

Sustrans want public feedback on their proposals, and have invited local residents to complete their online survey, which closes on 31 October.

  1. Sustrans wants your opinion about removing the motorcycle barriers on the Kennet path
  2. Sustrans paths for everyone and Reading Barriers projects
  3. Sustrans survey for users of the Kennet Path
  4. £23 million government funding boost to cycling and walking nationwide (Department for Transport)
  5. Katesgrove Community Association
  6. Kennet path motorbike barriers discussed at KCA on 10 July
  7. Canal and River Trust
  8. Reading Borough Council