The first drop-in event for Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Transport Strategy 2036 consultation will take place at the south Reading community hub, 252 Northumberland Avenue, on Tuesday 6 August from 3pm until 6.30pm.

If you can’t get to this event there will also be a session at the Town Hall on 4 September from 3pm to 7pm and for commuters at Reading Station on 10 September from 7am to 10am.

You can also catch the consultation in Caversham on 15 August and at the Salvation Army church on Oxford Road on 28 August.

Transport officers will also be visiting the older people’s working group, next meeting 6 September at 2pm and the access and disabilities working group, next meeting 12 September at 2pm, both at the Civic Offices.

When the schools are back in September there will be workshops with selected schools. RBC also plans focus groups with the Citizen’s Panel and meetings with stakeholders, interest groups and transport operators.

RBC say:

Future travel in Reading is about more than moving people from A to B. It must be affordable and accessible, improve people’s health and wellbeing, support a growing and inclusive economy, enable a carbon neutral future for Reading and harness the latest technology.

Councillor Adele Barnett-Ward, chair of the cleaner air and safer transport forum which was set up in July, says:

We already know transport is Reading’s biggest talking point. This is now an open invitation to people to engage with the Council and play their part in helping to design a clean and sustainable transport system in Reading which both protects our future environment and protects the health of people who live in Reading.

With Reading’s success comes some major challenges in terms of congestion and air pollution. The survey is designed to gather information on how people choose to travel, why they make those choices and what would convince them to consider alternatives in the future.

Everybody has an opinion on transport in Reading. Now is the time for people to make their voices heard.

The online consultation runs until 20 September and the results are expected at the end of November 2019.

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