Transport strategies support strong economic growth
Back in 1999, in partnership with Reading Borough Council, we created a 2020 vision for the Reading urban area that identified a transport strategy to support strong economic growth and reduce reliance on car travel.
Reading’s Transport Strategy includes a fast-track public transport solution to connect park-and-ride sites to the town centre and stations. We were commissioned to prepare a full business case for phases 1 and 2 of the scheme, and the project was awarded £4.5M by Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). We then secured a further £10.1m of Local Growth Deal Fund for Phases 3 and 4 of the South MRT, alongside securing £19.1M for East MRT, which unfortunately did not receive planning approval from the neighbouring authority.
We designed and project managed the construction of the phases of South MRT. This included the introduction of a southbound bus lane by widening the existing carriageway and the addition of a dedicated lane, overcoming challenges to construct the new bus lane close to an existing watercourse while maintaining the ecological habitat.
With this transport strategy in place, the route has improved journey times and reliability of service, and Reading commuters can now reduce their reliance on car travel and can commute into the city in a faster more environmentally friendly way.
We're better together
Become a client
Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.Contact Us
Design your career
Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.Join the Team