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Driver fined-4

Taxi Driver fined following a successful prosecution by Reading Council

  • South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in April
  • He was ordered to pay over £1,400 in financial penalties and had eight penalty points added to his driving licence
Park Lane 7

Children step up to Walk to School Week 2024

  • Twenty-three Reading schools have signed up for Walk to School Week
  • Families are being encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘park and stride’ to school
Station underpass resized

Improvements to Reading Station underpass begin next month

  • Work will begin on Tuesday 7 May and be finished before the Reading Festival in August
  • Underpass will close for the duration with a signed diversion in place
Private hire vehicle

Unlicensed Taxi driver fined after operating illegally in Reading

  • Unlicensed driver found illegally plying for hire in Reading town centre on May 2023
  • Driver given a fine of 2,900 and eight penalty points on his licence
  • Licensing officers stress the importance of checking a valid licence is in place for your journey
Sidmouth Street cycle lane 1E

Funding secured to progress cycling and walking projects

  • Active Travel funding of £538,000 to develop designs for Sidmouth Street cycle lane scheme and Christchurch Green junction improvements
Reading Buses 17 -2

Council secures £4.7m funding for town’s first battery electric bus fleet

  • Zero-emission electric double deck buses will run on routes 17 & 21
  • Funding will allow installation of charging infrastructure at Reading Buses depot
  • Investment will help reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality
Buzz 18-1E

New Buzz service to Tilehurst Triangle via Rivermead

  • New Buzz 18 will serve central Reading, Rivermead, River Academy, Portman Road and Kentwood Hill
  • Another new route from the Council’s £26m Bus Service Improvement Plan
Reading West 6E

Opening of new Reading West Station building

  • New station building contains an information counter, customer toilet and a space for future retail opportunity
  • Station upgrade includes new, staffed ticket gates, improved lighting and CCTV
EV Chargers Civic 1

Reading secures funding for network of electric vehicle charging points

  • £866,000 funding for installation of up to 2,700 on-street public charging points
  • Programme will also fund up to 150 pavement gullies to enable on-street charging
South Reading MRT

Work to start on next phase of South Reading Bus Rapid Transit scheme

  • Next phase will include new bus lanes and additional bus stops
  • A new pedestrian/cycle bridge to be built over the River Kennet
  • Work due to start on A33 Relief Road on 18 March
Cycle Lane

Free cycle riding and bike maintenance sessions for Reading residents

  • A new programme of adult cycle training and bike workshops launched
  • Dr Bike session and information stand in Broad Street on 14 March
Parked cars

Launch of digital visitor parking scheme trial

  • Permit holders in Lower Caversham will trial a new scratch card-free scheme
  • Upgraded system will allow visitor parking bookings in one-hour slots