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How to solve traffic jams

In this must watch TED Talk Jonas Eliasson describes his experience of introducing congestion charging into Stockholm. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. It will be 8 minutes well spent! In many respects Reading shares similar problems with Stockholm. Water means that there are bridges creating bottlenecks. His main points are :- …

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RBC Strategic Planning meeting 02 July – SOAR keep up the pressure

Following the rejection of the East Reading MRT by Wokingham Council on 25 June 2018, SOAR were at the Reading Borough Council Strategic Planning meeting to apply pressure on RBC to drop the MRT. Skip to 8.15 to see SOAR campaigner John Mullaney clash with a slightly grumpy Chairperson, and reasserting Wokingham Labour councillor and …

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Reading Council are considering a congestion charge

Great news : Reading Council are now considering a congestion charge – a scheme which RBC previously had claimed simply couldn’t happen before the MRT was built. This development is almost certainly linked to Wokingham’s decision last week to reject the MRT and to growing pressure from various environmental groups and campaigns including SOAR, Reading …

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WOKINGHAM COUNCIL HAVE VOTED AGAINST THE MRT

INCREDIBLE NEWS : WOKINGHAM COUNCIL HAVE VOTED AGAINST THE MRT. At an extraordinary planning meeting on the 25 June 2018 Wokingham Councillors voted against the MRT. John Mullaney of SOAR was jubilant updating our Facebook followers he said: We’ll let you know the implications going forward but for now pour yourself a drink and celebrate a significant …

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Why the East Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) won’t reduce traffic on Reading roads

The revised Design and Access Statement in support of the East MRT, paragraph 4.4 makes the claim that: “Observations demonstrate that the eastern corridor has reached capacity. This will seriously restrict economic growth.” The road traffic counters data included in the planning application show that the traffic on the London Road has been falling over …

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More costs and delays for the Park and (No) Ride at Thames Valley Park

COMMUTERS will have to wait longer to use a new park and ride bus service while the potential cost to council taxpayers rises “significantly”. getreading, 29 April 2020 Get the low down on the cock up that resulted in the Park and (No) Ride that has desecrated Broken Brow at Thames Valley Park. The business …

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OBJECT NOW to the East Reading MRT

This is an old post. It is part of our archive, which records our successful campaign against the East Reading MRT in 2017 and 2018. Send your Objection to Reading Council OBJECT Send your Objection to Wokingham Council OBJECT Anyone can object! You don’t need to live locally or be a resident in Reading or Wokingham. …

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Why the East Reading flyover will endanger cyclists

soar The dangers of the East Reading MRT will outweigh the benefits for cyclists.Sold as a “segregated” fast track public transport, pedestrian and cycle route, the concrete flyover is in reality only partly segregated. It will bring cyclists and general traffic into conflict at a new junction with Napier road, along Napier road and at …

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