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Reading Transport Strategy Live Online Q&A Event

On Tuesday 26 May we held a Reading Transport Live Q&A event. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions and joined us on the night to ask questions during the live event. A recording of the event is now available.

The event, run via Microsoft Teams, was the first of its kind. Ongoing social distancing guidelines means that it remains very difficult to host public drop in events at this time, as was originally intended as part of the Local Transport Strategy consultation. By hosting this live online event, we hoped to encourage residents, business and organisations to tune in on the night to find out more, or to ask a questions of their own.

The event was an opportunity for people to find out more about Reading's New Transport Strategy, which is currently out for public consultation. You can take part in the consultation and read the draft strategy here.

Have your say

Due to the popularity of this event and that we received a large number of questions we were unable to respond to all of these in the session. We will provide a written response to the frequently asked questions and this will be added here shortly.

The Q&A panel

  • Host: Giorgio Framalicco, Reading Council's Deputy Director of Planning, Transport & Regulatory Services
  • Panellist/presenter: Cllr Tony Page, Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport
  • Panellist/presenter: Cllr Adele Barnett-Ward, Chair of the Cleaner Air & Safer Transport Forum

#AskTransportRDG presentation

Highlights of the event included:

  • A brief presentation on the Transport Strategy vision and objectives, including an outline of potential initiatives for Reading;
  • A discussion around the impact of Covid-19 on transport, traffic levels and the impact on Reading's environment;
  • Information about the options to re-allocate road space in parts of Reading to make walking and cycling easier and safer;
  • A chance for people to pose transport strategy questions to the panel.

The event was run via Microsoft Teams - the same platform we are using for the Council's committee meetings.

Reading Transport Strategy 2036

Read more on the background to the strategy here.  


Plans to create more space for pedestrians and cyclists

At the Council's Policy Committee meeting on Monday May 18th plans will be considered to create more space for pedestrians and cyclists in Reading. If agreed, a number of schemes will be introduced at pace over the coming weeks. Schemes may include introducing new bus and cycle lanes and creating new one-way systems across the borough.


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