Better transport for Wokingham and West Berkshire

 

     As the Reading Road/Wokingham station link road takes shape, we learn today that the government plans to improve the M4 between junctions 3 and 12.

    The transport programme for the South east includes improvements on parts of the M3, M20 and M23 as well. It also comprises the rebuilding of Reading Station (almost complete), Crossrail from Maidenhead across London, and the new Wokingham station.

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3 Comments

  1. ALLAN WISE
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I read with interest your Westminster Diary in the Wokingham Times of Weds 26th June and your comments about traffic lights being installed on the A327 going into Reading. Wokingham wants to follow in that related to the development of the Arborfield garrison, ( Sorry I do not have the planning application number to hand) there is a proposal to install traffic lights at the junctions of Barkham Road/Bearwood Road and Barkham Road/Evendons Lane and demolish the existing mini roundabouts. Since the traffic lights would be on 24/7 this would cause major congestion.

    • alan jutson
      Posted July 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Allan

      Our Council love traffic lights, just look at the fiasco at the series of lights on the Mini roundabouts when approaching the M4 feeder road from the Winnersh Roundabout.

      Must be something about control at all costs !

      No place for individuals wanting to think for themselves !.

      Makes you wonder how we have all survived all these years.

      Silly me, I thought the idea was to keep traffic flowing, because when you do, cars use less fuel, and as such cause less pollution as another benefit.

  2. Kate Armitage
    Posted August 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I have serious doubts about the ability of WBC to implement intelligent traffic controls. Based on recent exchanges that I have had with the council on traffic problems (in my case, high-speed traffic on country roads with no pavements), cost will be the main factor. They will implement the cheapest option and will only start to consider improvements if there are enough accidents (or better still, fatalities) to meet their criteria for action. WBC seems to be incapable of considering preventative measures, being more concerned with reacting to problems that they play no small part in creating.

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