Kennet path motorbike barriers discussed at KCA on 10 July

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its next meeting at the Waterloo Meadows children’s centre, Elgar Road, Reading at 7pm on Wednesday 10 July. Sustrans will be on hand to discuss their proposals to modify the motorbike barriers along the Kennet cycle and foot path.

Sustrans reviewed the national cycle network as part of their paths for everyone project and now want to work out what they can do to improve bicycle access on the Kennet path between the town centre and Fobney locks.

Sustrans say:

This is a popular route with good potential to increase use… The traffic-free path links schools, businesses and leisure destinations and is the gateway to the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath.

There are five restrictive barriers within two miles, making access difficult with a standard bike and almost impossible for tandems, trailers and people with limited mobility. The barriers were installed several years ago, primarily to control motorbikes.

[We need to] engage with local residents, landowners and police to determine whether the restrictive barriers can be modified to allow access for all, with a multi-agency approach to controlling the nuisance of motorbikes.

The KCA will also discuss the 22 June Katesgrove underpass clean-up, their proposed AGM in October, as well as their newsletter and advertising boards. The Thames Valley Police Katesgrove neighbourhood team will also provide a crime update.

All residents of Katesgrove are welcome to attend.

Katesgrove ward (via Google Maps)

  1. Katesgrove Community Association
  2. KCA 10 July meeting agenda
  3. Sustrans and their Kennet path proposals
  4. Thames Valley Police Katesgrove neighbourhood

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