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Start date: 2021-02-22
End date: 2022-08-22
Results: 2022-11-22

Active Travel Schemes to help the people of West Berkshire walk and cycle more

We're committed to encouraging active travel by introducing more walking and cycling opportunities throughout the district

We'd like your views on our proposals to improve the walking and cycling infrastructure in West Berkshire, so that we can provide safe routes for you to travel on.

To learn more about the schemes and provide feedback, please visit the Active Travel engagement platform. Some schemes are not yet defined, so this gives a great opportunity to have your say at the early planning stages.

The draft proposals and the links to the individual consultations are:

SchemeDescription Start dateClosing dateResults available

Newbury, Thatcham and eastern area LCWIP - this emerging draft transport policy is about making streets work for everyone, thus helping to make West Berkshire a better place to live, work and visit.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)22 February 2021

9 April 2021

To be confirmed
Crown Mead Cycleways - the emerging LCWIP has identified this route as being suitable for cycling if appropriate infrastructure were to be provided.Segregated cycle lanes, upgraded crossing22 February 20219 April 2021To be confirmed

Western Avenue Cycleways - the A4 Western Avenue in Newbury and Thatcham has been identified as a high priority corridor for cycling and walking routes. The plan proposes permanent measures to create and improve travel routes for cyclists and pedestrians.

Convert existing verges to segregated cycle lanes, upgraded crossing22 February 20219 April 2021To be confirmed
Newbury, Thatcham and Calcot - parking restrictions to improve Active Travel routesUpgrade existing cycle facilities to LTN1/20 standards22 February 202123 April 2021To be confirmed
Lawrence's Lane (Thatcham) and Deadman's Lane (Theale) - we're proposing to restrict access for vehicles to create quiet routes for access to the countryside.Quietways, restricted access22 February 202123 April 2021To be confirmed
Calcot School Streets - this pilot School Zone/School Street Scheme is designed to make the streets around the schools safer and suitable for more walking and cycling, as well as improve the air quality.Car free school streets22 February 202123 April 2021To be confirmed


If you have any additional locations you would like to suggest for walking and cycling schemes, or where anti-social parking is blocking either the footway or a cycle route, and you wish for us to consider legal or physical measures to prevent it, then please use the Active Travel Heat Map to choose a location and add your suggestion in the comments. The Heat Map is open for comments until Friday, 2 July 2021.

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Active Travel consultation contacts

01635 551111