Traffic light tarmac on Reading Road baffles Winnersh residents

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RESIDENTS in Winnersh have been left confused by multi-coloured tarmac that has been laid across roads in the village.

The red and green lanes have appeared over the last few weeks on the A329 Reading Road near the Showcase Cinema roundabout, and the lack of signage explaining their purpose has left residents baffled.

Social media users have turned to Streetlife to voice their confusion over the coloured lanes, with many asking whether they are entirely necessary and cost-effective.

The coloured tarmac is part of the £2million Cycleway Scheme to improve links across the borough, with the green lane signalling the cycle ways.

The red anti-skid areas are to highlight the approach to a pedestrian crossing which is yet to be installed.

The scheme started at the Three Tuns roundabout at the end of 2014 with 1.5m-wide cycle lanes being painted on both sides of the Wokingham Road leading to The George at Loddon Bridge. Phase one also included the improvements to the traffic lights at the Showcase Cinema roundabout.

The Winnersh stretch of the road is part of the phase two of the scheme, connecting to Winnersh Triangle and The Forest School, and is due to be completed next week.

The cycleway will eventually stretch to Binfield and the Coppid Beech roundabout over two more phases, linking schools such as St Crispin’s, The Holt and The Emmbrook, and is expected to be completed toward the end of 2016.

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