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Bus Lane 2

Have your say on proposals to make travelling by bus in Reading quicker and more reliable

  • Next phase of the Council’s two-year, £26 million-pound investment to improve Reading’s bus service and bus infrastructure
  • Ambition to make travelling by bus in Reading faster with fewer delays
  • Six new bus lanes earmarked at key locations
Reading Green Park 3

Reading Green Park station opening date confirmed

  • The first new station in Reading since Reading West opened on 1 July 1906
  • Now due to open on 27 May
L to R: Mark Lyford, Sustrans; Cllr Tony Page, Lead Councillor for Climate Strategy and Transport; Ward councillors Cllr Ruth McEwan; Cllr Paul Woodward; Cllr Andrew Hornsby-Smith; Cllr Karen Rowland, Lead Councillor for Neighbourhoods.

First sections of cycling and walking improvements on Shinfield Road nearing completion

  • First sections of the cycle lane from Chancellor’s Way junction to Pepper Lane nearing completion
  • Scheme on track to be completed by the end of the summer
Reading All-Bus launch

New value for money ‘Reading All-Bus’ day fares coming to buses in Reading

  • New discounted ‘Reading All-Bus’ day travel ticket will allow passengers to use several bus companies including Reading Buses, Thames Valley Buses, Arriva and Thames Travel with the same ticket.
  • Infrastructure investment in two-year plan to provide faster services with fewer delays.
  • Reading received the third highest funding award in the country (per head of population) out of the 31 local authorities across the country to successfully achieve funding.
Bath Road - Castle Hill Artist Impression

Have your say on plans for Bath Road and Castle Hill walking and cycling improvements

  • Proposed improvements to cycling and walking links on Bath Road between Berkeley Avenue and Castle Hill, running over the IDR to Castle Street.
  • Public consultation on the scheme’s traffic restriction proposals launching on 2 February to 23 February.
Innovation Valley App

Residents encouraged to sign up for the Reading Travel Rewards Challenge

  • Earn points for walking, running, cycling, bus or train travel.
  • Participate in weekly draws to earn even more points.
  • Points can be redeemed for high street stores, restaurants and supermarket vouchers – or donated to charity.
  • To start, download the free Innovation Valley Rewards App.
No 17 Reading bus

Days out for only £2 single on the buses

  • Reading part of national initiative announced by the Department for Transport 
  • Tickets will be available on the Reading Buses app or from the driver on any bus
Christchurch Pedestrian Bridge

Have your say on plans to improve Reading’s pathways and get more people walking

  • 12-week public consultation launches today
  • Ambition to increase the number of people walking and cycling
  • Action plan includes creating new paths and reinstating historic rights of way that have been lost
Reading Green Park Station November 2022

Breath-taking aerial footage shows entirety of new Reading Green Park Station

  • The first new station in Reading since Reading West opened on 1 July 1906
  • Now due to open in early 2023
Footpath

Next steps revealed in plans to improve Reading’s pathways and get more people walking

  • Ambition to increase the number of people walking and cycling
  • Action plan includes creating new paths and reinstating historic rights of way that have been lost
Cycle hub vinyls

New cycle hub in town centre gets the green light

  • Proposed cycle hub at the former Primark unit in central Reading
  • Enclosed cycle facility would combine cycle parking and maintenance facilities
  • Supported by Primark and run in partnership with Ethical Reading and The Reading Bicycle Kitchen