Connecting neighbourhoods – cars

The issue  

There is existing demand for travel between residential and employment areas outside the town centre. Currently this is easier to do by car than by using public transport or by walking or cycling. This leads to more cars on the roads, greater congestion and more air pollution. 

Cyclist riding on cycle path on Wokingham Road.

The scheme  

Ways this scheme will affect car drivers:   

  • Reallocation of road space to walking, cycling and public transport 
  • Bus prioritisation 
  • Increase in capacity at active travel and public transport pinch points
  • Traffic signal upgrades 
  • Safety enhancements 

The outcome   

  • Increased attractiveness of public transport 
  • Increased capacity for non-car travel around Reading 
  • Reduced car commuter congestion 
  • Improved air quality  
Last updated on 15/09/2023