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Reading Borough Council (RBC) are consulting on their draft transport strategy that will set Reading’s transport plans until 2036. It includes a local cycling and walking infrastructure plan which could mean more dedicated cycle lanes in south Reading.

The draft strategy is based on an initial consultation that took place in 2019. RBC are now asking for any alternative ideas and there is room for general comments about anything else that should be included.

RBC point out that the strategy was developed before social distancing measures were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus and say:

Traffic levels in Reading are currently around one third the level expected under normal conditions, bus use has reduced by around 85% and people are using the streets for walking and cycling as part of their daily exercise. …

However, we will need to ensure that the strategy is best placed to support Reading once the crisis is over.

Consultation responses can be made online and the conbtact email address is [email protected].

The consultation will remain open until 30 August 2020.


Links

  1. RBC Transport Strategy & Consultation
  2. Friends of the IDR respond to the RBC transport consultation