Lots of you have been telling me how much better travelling from Park Ward into the centre of Reading is now that London Road’s “build-out” near the Royal Berkshire Hospital has been taken out. No longer do you have to be in the centre lane to get past it, which caused a completely pointless tail-back, extra noise as well as pollution in the area.
This is one of many common-sense changes brought in by my Conservative-led administration headed by my colleague Richard Willis, the Lead Councillor for Transport. Richard has been relishing getting rid of Labour’s obsession of bringing traffic to a halt when it simply didn’t need to. There is much more to be done but this is a very good start.