I am very pleased to see that Reading Brough Council are installing a much-needed zebra crossing on Pepper Lane near the entrance to university, as shown in the photo. I am also pleased that today WBC provided me with an update on our efforts to have a safe crossing installed near Harcourt Drive.
In summary: about two years ago I formally raised with WBC the need for a crossing. Soon after it passed the first test (an initial traffic survey and gap analysis) needed to go to the design stage. The pandemic has delayed design – including the need to assess design factors in ‘normal’ conditions. It is now hoped that the necessary further surveys and assessments may recommence in September, with design to follow the assessment of results of that work. So, still a long way to go, but a safe crossing is very much on WBC’s agenda. I will keep people informed as I receive more updates.