Why we must stop the East Reading flyover known as the ‘MRT’

Green spaces even more important since Covid19

Open spaces have never been so in demand as during the outbreak of Covid19. During the pandemic, this strip of land at Kennetmouth has made it possible for people to access the wider green space, beyond the Dreadnought and the Waterside Centre, on foot, whilst observing social distancing. Prior to Covid, SOAR had suggested that …

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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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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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