A33 Rose Kiln Lane Speed Limit Reduction

Closed 5 Apr 2024

Opened 14 Mar 2024


The National Bus Strategy ‘Bus Back Better’ was published in March 2021 as part of a £3billion funding package aimed at building back Britain’s bus services. It sets out how the Government intends to deliver on its commitment to achieve ambitious and far-reading reform of the bus services sector. As part of this funding, the Council were awarded £26m to improve the Bus Services and infrastructure, and to support growth of the public transport network. The measures proposed are required in order to deliver the Councils ambitions relating to the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

The speed limit reduction is necessary to enable the introduction of inbound and outbound bus-stops, providing much needed transport links for employees and customers to the various commercial premises in the area. It should also be noted that in order to protect the existing capacity, the lane widths will be reduced in places and so a speed limit reduction is required to maintain safe vehicle movements, including those left turns (southbound) to commercial premises, which were identified as an existing issue during the Road Safety Audit.

This new section of Bus Rapid Transit supports and connects to the existing dedicated public transport priority measures on A33 corridor, linking Reading town centre to Green Park, Mereoak park and ride and in the longer term proposed Grazeley Garden Settlement and Four Valleys developments. The scheme is currently provided for buses but in the future could be used by guided buses, trams or driverless public transport vehicles.

Regarding the proposals to Rose Kiln Lane (between juction with Berkeley Avenue to junction with A33) as a result of the new drive-through premesis in the area and further to an assesment of vehicle movements, we are also consulting on a speed limit reduction in this area.

Objections or comments should be sent in by:

  • Filling out the online survey below
  • Email to Transport@reading.gov.uk
  • Or in writing to M Graham, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Reading, RG1 2LU

by no later than 5th April 2024. Please quote ref: A33speedlimit if you are responding by email or post. 


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