Contact & Activities

Participating city

240.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Transport Strategy
Sarah Mosely
Civic Offices, Reading
RG1 7TD Reading
++44 0118 9390883

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Reading Borough Council are keen to encourage both residents and commuters to participate in sustainable travel, thus contributing to the focal theme 'Clean air for all'. Some of the activities that we plan to hold as part of the European Mobility Week are:

- Issuing free return tickets for the Madejski Stadium Park and Ride facility. These tickets will be distributed on Monday, 22nd September between 7am and 9.30am.

- Travel Surgeries will be held through the week, providing people with information regarding their travel choices.

- Park and Cycle from the Holiday Inn

- Cycle rides into town led by Reading Cycle
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Reading town centre's pedestrianised area, Broad Street.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Enlargement of pavements