Active Travel Fund: Bath Road - Castle Hill Consultation

Closed 1 Aug 2022

Opened 7 Jul 2022


As set out in our Transport Strategy 2036, we want to make Reading a great place to live, work, study and play. Our vision is to develop a sustainable transport system that creates an attractive, green and vibrant town with neighbourhoods that promote healthy choices and wellbeing.

We’ve secured more than £2.5 million through the Government’s Active Travel Fund to help us achieve this.

As well as helping to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of everyone in Reading, these proposals are designed to support the local economy and help tackle the Climate Emergency.

About this consultation

We undertook an initial engagement exercise last year on four proposals around Reading. Your feedback showed our scheme for Shinfield Road was the most supported and we are now taking this forward. The second most supported scheme was the Bath Road - Castle Hill scheme and Reading Borough Council has now been awarded funding to deliver this scheme.

Bath Road/Castle Hill (Berkeley Avenue – Inner Distribution Road (IDR)/Castle Street)

A view from Bath Road junction with Brunswick Street (Visual impression)

This scheme will deliver a mostly segregated cycle facility in each direction, including a segregated facility across the IDR junction, achieved by reallocating some highway capacity currently dedicated for general traffic. There will also be improvements to junctions and crossing facilities along the route for pedestrians. If you haven’t already, please look at our plans for the Bath Road - Castle Hill scheme:

A view towards the Castle Hill roundabout (visual impression)A view towards the Castle Hill roundabout (alternative option between the junction of Russell Street and Jesse Terrace) (visual impression)

Please see our concept maps here.

Further details can also be found on our dedicated Active Travel webpage

We want to hear your views on our walking and cycling proposals along Bath Road. Your feedback will be vital in helping to shape the design of the scheme further before it is developed next year.

This survey will close at 5:00pm on Monday 1st August 2022

Alternative formats: If you require any of the engagement material in an alternative format, please email:



  • Bath Road - Castle Hill Drop-In Event

    From 13 Jul 2022 at 16:30 to 13 Jul 2022 at 19:30

    We are holding a drop-in event where you will be able to view our proposals and speak to members of the project team. This will be held on Wednesday 13th July between 15:30 and 19:30, at Walford Hall, Carey St. Reading RG1 7JS


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