Only one person complained about a cyclist in an area where they are currently banned
Despite a former Mayor of Reading saying he is against the plan to allow cycling along Broad Street, and a fellow councillor has argued that such a move would put people off visiting Reading town centre on foot, Reading Council has revealed that just one person has complained about cyclists there in the past year.
road.cc reader Gareth Luscombe asked the council under the Freedom of Information Act for the number of complaints received about cyclists by location.
The council answered: The Council received a total of six written complaints regarding cyclists between 1st January 2015 and 21st January 2016. Four of the six complaints gave a specific location and two relate to no fixed location in Tilehurst and Reading in general. The specific locations are as follows: Broad Street
Thames Path, between Reading and Caversham Bridge
Church Street, Caversham Milestone Way, Caversham Park Village. Currently, cycling is only allowed at the eastern end of Broad Street from Cross Street, but a formal consultation proposing that cycling is permitted along its full length is to be held soon. Recently we reported how an informal on-line […]