Reading Road Crossing Concerns

I understand that there is a petition doing the rounds calling for a crossing on the Reading Road. Completely understandably people are concerned about the safety of the road and the speed of the traffic using it.

In September, as part of the upgrading of the Ilges Lane by-way, there will be a pedestrian island placed in the middle of the road at the farm entrance to Fair Mile. This should considerably ease the ability of people to cross the road. The County Council is also pushing Linden to illuminate this entrance as part of the Wallingford – Cholsey cycleway.

Due to government cuts the County Council has no money to implement raod safety measures, there is barely enough money to keep the roads in a safe and driveable state. Any new safety measures have to be paid for by money from new developments.

The Parish Council is actively seeking to redress some of the issues in the village, such as the parking problems in the centre of the village and the lack of a cycle path along the Wallingford Road, by talking to the developers of the 130 new homes that are coming to the village under the New Local Plan.





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