PLANS TO make a new cycle link between Woodley and Reading have been in talks recently, the Wokingham council has announced.

More than 600 responses were received by the Wokingham Borough Council since the three potential routes wee first proposed, and the council is now looking to improve cycle paths between Woodley and Reading as a response.

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The first section of the new route, set to cost £4 million alone, is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.

The funds to build the new route will be sourced from the Department for Transport's Active Travel Fund.

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Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, said: “Feedback from our residents tells us they want to see segregated cycleways and these would lead to more of them feeling safe to travel around their area on their bikes.

“We’re hoping to bring that to Woodley over the next year, with the first section of the Woodley to Reading route between Woodley town centre and Bulmershe Leisure Centre.

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"We’re already looking at how to get funding in place to complete the rest of the route.”

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