Alternatives to the MRT

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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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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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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