Traffic & Transport
What we do
CADRA follows proposed traffic and transport changes, through formal consultations, through the local press, through links with other organisations and through the Transport Users Forum run by the Council on which CADRA is represented.
Contact and Links
For live travel information in and around Reading: Travel Reading Live
To report faults to RBC Highways Dept: Street & Highway Defect Report Form
GOV.UK: The Highway Code Online
Reading Station Area Redevelopment: Network Rail
Sharing Our Streets - Caversham a vision for the future
Thameside School Hall was busy on the evening of 12th November when over 100 people came to a joint meeting, "Sharing Our Streets", organised by CADRA and the Caversham Traders Association. After an introduction on the work of both organisations, Helen Lambert explained that the main purpose of the meeting was to consider whether a Vision for Traffic Measures through Caversham Centre was needed - particularly in the light of the expected redevelopment of St Martin’s Precinct. » more
Safety Issues at Albert Road/Highmoor Road Junction
Update - Petiton presented at the monthly Traffic Management Sub-Committee
On the 16th January the petition was presented at a monthly meeting of the Traffic Management Sub-Committee, who agreed to investigate residents’ concerns further and report back at a future meeting. You can read an article about this event from the Reading Post.
Update - Petition re: Road Safety Albert Road/Highmoor Road Junction
Traffic accidents have occured frequently at the Albert Road/Highmoor Road crossroads. Local residents are concerned that serious injuries, which have fortunately been avoided so far, may occur if improvements are not made - see the item below for CADRA's safety notes from 2011.
Recently there was a near-miss accident which was reported in the Reading Post.
A petition is to be presented to Reading Borough Council's Traffic Management Sub-Committee in January 2014. If you wish to support this initiative by signing the petition please contact:
Mr Gabriele Scicluna
CADRA's notes on Safety Issues at Albert Road/Highmoor Road Junction
CADRA’s notes on safety issues at the Albert Road Highmoor Road junction were passed to Reading Borough Council officers by Councillor Isobel Ballsdon. RBC's officers reviewed the notes and analysed accidents at the junction over the last three years. They concluded that there is no road safety justification for changing the markings at present but, at CADRA’s request, agreed to review them the next time Albert Road is resurfaced. » more
Local Bus Services
Travel Reading Live website
In October 2012 RBC updated its live travel information website, making it much easier to access live public transport and traffic information; you can now check the status of local bus, road and rail services before leaving the house. Travel Reading Live
A useful website including timetables and maps of the bus routes:
Run a service from Reading to Oxford through Caversham Heights - the X39. This is in addition to the existing X40 service which runs between Reading and Benson. Both buses travel over Caversham Bridge, up St Peters Hill and out along the Woodcote Road. The buses will stop at any stop (or even between stops) but only on request.
Run a service from Reading to High Wycombe which travels through the centre of Caversham and along the Henley Road - the 800.
Thames Valley Park Courtesy Bus Service
A free service from Reading Station into the Thames Valley Park (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, BG Group) which is now run by Stewarts Coaches. You can download the timetable from their website.
Cycling in Reading
CADRA's Comments on the draft Reading Cycling Strategy 2013
CADRA welcomes the production of the draft Reading Cycling Strategy 2013 including measures to provide cycle training and develop skills. We believe that safe cycle routes are key to encouraging more people to cycle AND discouraging cycling on pavements.
We would like to see more ambitious and far reaching targets on the provision of more and safer cycle routes.
Reading Cycle Campaign
Reading Cycle Campaign is a voluntary organisation that campaigns for better facilities for cyclists in Reading and the surrounding area.
Travel Reading Live website
For information about Cycling in Reading including details of cycle lanes and routes together with various maps and leaflets.
Local Transport Plan 2006-2011
This document sets out objectives, policies and strategies. It is part of the process of obtaining government funding for major schemes. These include:
The full document is available on-line from the link below. It is a weighty tome and you may prefer to start with the SEA non-technical summary
In this section:
You can use Fix My Street to report problems to the local council, such as:
Reading's pay-as-you-go car club. This offers local people an affordable option for essential car trips.
It's run by Commonwheels a community interest company, who have set up a network of cars across the country.