Local pedestrian routes

The issue 

In some areas car travel seems to have taken priority over pedestrians. This makes it hard for walkers, people with disabilities and parents with pushchairs to get about.  

People walking along Chain Street, Reading.

The scheme 

Enhancements to walking in this scheme include: 

  • Create a network of pedestrian routes to local facilities 
  • Provide links to the wider strategic pedestrian network 
  • Incorporate Healthy Streets principles 

The outcome 

  • Improved access to local facilities
  • Increased walking levels, leading to less car travel and therefore better air quality 
  • Increased physical activity leading to better mental and physical health
Last updated on 15/09/2023