New funding to enable active travel schemes

Published: 25 May 2023

West Berkshire Council has been allocated £275,000 of funding to deliver a new School Streets Scheme and develop improvements to walking and cycling routes.

It is part of the council’s ongoing commitment to boost active travel options for residents whilst also helping to drive down carbon emissions.

Following a successful bid to Active Travel England, a new agency set up by the Government to boost cycling and walking, the funding for West Berkshire will go towards:

  • The introduction of an additional School Street scheme at Francis Baily School in Thatcham;
  • Development of proposals to improve the pedestrian and cycle connection between Theale and Calcot;
  • Assessment of scope to improve active travel routes adjoining Robin Hood Roundabout; and
  • Evolution of a scheme to connect the planned Stockcross active travel path into the Newbury area network at Speen.