Stop One-Way IDR Plan sign now


In September 2006 Reading Borough Council is going to approve its One-Way IDR project. The objectives of the council are to improve local traffic flow, discourage through traffic, encourage more cycling, walking, and use of public transport.

We, residents of Reading, Earley, Wokingham, Woodley, Winnersh, Sonning, Shinfield and others demand that Reading Borough Council stop this program immediately and study other ways of achieving their objectives.

Below are the reasons for our demand:

- The plan is designed to deliver additional traffic jams / delays and additional pollution outside of the IDR ring (discouraging through traffic). This will have a damaging impact on the residents of Reading and of the adjacent towns.

- Planned improvements to local traffic apply only to a tiny part of Reading inside the IDR ring.

- The plan fails to provide any form of diversion of the through traffic away from Reading town centre.

- The plan is not designed to achieve any significant public transport improvements.

- Encouraging more cycling and walking could be better and more economically achieved by other measures.

- One-way ring road will be vulnerable to a potential single point of failure, for instance an incident or flooding under the railway bridge.

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Latest Signatures

  • 30 January 20161000. Matthew S
    Town Reading This scheme will cause massive traffic problems during its construction and has not been adequately explained to the Reading public. This is a dreadful idea!
  • 29 January 2016999. Andy J
    I support this petition
  • 28 January 2016998. Sarah N
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016997. Tim Flores
    Town Reading One way doesnt work!
  • 26 January 2016996. R S
    I support this petition
  • 20 January 2016995. Julie D
    Town Earley What nonsense!
  • 15 January 2016994. Steve R
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016993. Fred D
    Town Wokingham There appears to be very little scientific evidence for the councils decision and I believe from empirical evidence the scheme will be a disaster for Reading and the environment.
  • 09 January 2016992. Nicola Y
    Town Caversham Madness...
  • 07 January 2016991. Jonathan P
    Town Earley Another example of Labour's obsession with unattainable anti-car goals and another crackdown on democratic liberty and the will of the end-user/sufferer.
  • 07 January 2016990. Tracey C
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016989. Garry G
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016988. Srikrishnan S
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 2015987. Will D
    Town Reading It's quite clear the council want to approve this because it's there idea rather than there being a strong case for it's implementation
  • 28 December 2015986. Gary H
    Town Reading The elected abusing their powers!
  • 24 December 2015985. Doug B
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015984. Mr Jal
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015983. Robert G
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015982. Jim B
    Town Brackley Northamptonshire I come to Reading on a regualar basis. I have spoken to people who have helped develop this IDR mad scheme and they assure me it will work. Complete joke !
  • 17 December 2015981. Paul F
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015980. Jeff D
    Town reading maddness
  • 14 December 2015979. Gordon B
    Town Reading Reading Councils dreadful mistake - money granted could be better used.
  • 07 December 2015978. Claire H
    Town Tileurst, Reading Did not receive a questionnaire about the proposals
  • 05 December 2015977. Samantha B
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015976. Zena P
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015975. Shirley W
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015974. Marek T
    Town Reading The traffic jams are bad enough as they are. Leaving the environmental and logistical issues aside, if only some of the cost is to be met by the central government, by how much exactly will our council tax bills increase?

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Lori BurchBy:
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Reading Borough Council

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