Just noticed this event via the Reading Cycle Campaign Facebook page; a protest ride around Reading “…to show the poor state of the cycling infrastructure in Reading. To give visibility to the poor job the council has done in making Reading safe for cyclists and to object to the designs of the new pedestrian-cycle bridge. The design is not good enough for cyclists and a missed opportunity.”
I have reservations over the protests regarding the design of the new bridge. I don’t believe it needs to have segregated lanes for pedestrians and cyclists although if it is to be only 1.5m wide at its narrowest point, that is an issue that needs to be highlighted. But anyway, the protest looks as though it has a more general purpose and is not just about the new bridge. I’ll be there and if you live in the Reading area, why not come along? 12:00 in the car park next to Christchurch Meadow.