West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2018-04-20
End date: 2018-05-13
Results: 2018-06-15

[ARCHIVED] A4 Cycle Improvements - Phase Two

Improving cycling conditions along the A4 in Thatcham

This consultation is now closed.

We have received a government grant to improve cycling infrastructure along the A4 corridor.

We consulted on Phase One of the improvements in October last year and work has started between Newbury and Thatcham.

Phase Two will continue the improvements through Thatcham.

The project will create safe space for cyclists on the carriageway to encourage more people to make journeys by bicycle. The proposals include:

  • 1.5m wide cycle lanes marked on the carriageway (entire length of A4 on both sides)
  • more dropped kerbs for better transitions between existing off-road facilities and on-carriageway lanes
  • parking amendments to prevent parked cars blocking the cycle lanes (alternative provision will be created for residents)
  • upgraded pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities
  • amending traffic islands to remove 'pinch points' for cyclists
  • advance stop lines for cyclists at traffic light junctions

Maps detailing the proposed changes are listed below:

There will be separate consultation to follow for the parking restrictions as they require Traffic Regulation Orders.

Please contact the Highways Project Team with any queries or requests for further information.

What you told us

We received 18 responses to the consultation. There were four in support of the proposals, eleven were not supportive, and three made comments that were neither in favour nor against. We also received a petition against the parking proposals.

There will be another statutory consultation on the further amendments made to the parking restrictions due to responses received to this consultation. 

What we did

The report was presented to the Executive for Highways and Transport. The Individual Executive Member made the decision to accept the recommendations of the report on the 18 June 2018. Subject to statutory consultation, the scheme will be implemented this financial year 2018/19.

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