Drop-in sessions are being held for Reading’s new draft transport strategy.

Five sessions will allow people to speak to members of the council’s transport team about the draft Reading Transport Strategy, which sets out its vision for the future of travel in the borough up to 2040.

The council seeks to have better bus and rail services and encourage walking and cycling. The authority wants to double the number of bus and rail journeys and increase the number of people using park & rides by a factor of 10.

There are also efforts to address the many thousands of vehicle journeys through Reading which have no purpose in the town.

Cllr John Ennis, lead councillor for climate strategy and transport, said: “Travel and transport are subjects which affect everyone in Reading and we want to hear comments from as many people as possible about our vision for improving the way we get around the borough in the coming years.

“Our draft Reading Transport Strategy contains some ambitious goals to reduce congestion, increase bus use, improve walking and cycling facilities and tackle poor air quality.

“The drop-in sessions will give residents in all parts of the borough a chance to talk to members of the council’s transport team, find out more about our transport strategy and to have their say.”

The sessions are as follows:

  • Nov 14: Battle Library, Oxford Road, 1pm – 7pm
  • Nov 15: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, 1pm – 6pm
  • Nov 16: Caversham Library, Church Street, 1pm – 7pm
  • Nov 21: Whitley Library, Northumberland Avenue, 1pm – 7pm
  • Nov 23: Palmer Park Library, St Bartholomew’s Road, 1pm – 4pm

Alternatively visit www.reading.gov.uk/RTS2040 and submit comments at www.reading.gov.uk/RTS2040consultation. Deadline for comments in December 11.

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