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ANPR as a low-cost alternative to the proposed East Reading MRT

(Observation on East Reading MRT Planning Application: Wokingham – application number 172048; Reading – application number 171108). Dr John Walker MA, MSc, PhD, CPhys, FIETHonorary Secretary, ITS(UK) Road User Charging Interest GroupVisiting Senior Research Fellow, Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton, UK Executive Summary A limited road charging scheme on the A4 in East Reading …

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The devastating impact of the East Reading MRT on our Trees

The MRT will have a devastating impact on biodiversity and tree life. At a minimum 766 trees will be felled. Onsite only 77 trees will be replaced. That is only 10% of the overall total that will be felled, and the new trees will take a generation to achieve comparable growth. This in no way meets …

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The East Reading MRT will not improve Air Quality

RBC and the applicant have claimed on many occasions that the MRT will improve air quality on Reading’s roads. They persist in this claim despite the application itself showing that the impact will be neglible. In RBC’s press release announcing that the MRT application will be revised and re-submitted Tony Page again made the claim …

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Top 10 reasons to object to the Reading “Mass Rapid Transit” (MRT)

1. IT IS NOT A MASS RAPID TRANSIT (MRT) Reading council have repeatedly attempted to mislead the public into believing that the MRT is “a segregated bus, pedestrian and cycle route from the east to the heart of the town centre” Jo Lovelock, Letter, Reading Chronicle This simply isn’t true. MRT’s are typically light rail totally …

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Reading Chronicle reporter, Luke Adams, comments on the MRT scheme

On 07 June 2018 Luke Adams, reporter, published this comment in The Reading Chronicle. Here are some key quotes from Luke’s comment piece ” Councillors and ‘tree experts’ were unable to answer basic questions about the environmental loss that will be caused by the radical MRT scheme. ” Luke Adams, Reporter quoted in The Reading Chronicle …

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