East Reading Area Study

Closes 3 Aug 2018

Opened 4 Jul 2018


UPDATE: The drop in session has now been moved to 30 July 2018, 3 to 9pm at Wycliffe Baptist Church.

We have been asked to consider the introduction of an on-street Residents Permit Parking scheme in East Reading, due to parking pressures in this area of Reading.

An informal consultation was conducted in January this year, the results demonstrating that there was majority support, across the area, for further development of a scheme.

Detailed proposals have been developed and we are now seeking your feedback on these designs in a further informal consultation that is being held over the Summer.

Designing a parking scheme

When designing any parking scheme, there are many factors to consider:

  • The restriction – The original consultation letter provided an overview of the types of parking restrictions that are available to us and the considerations of each. We have considered the preferences that were indicated from this consultation and built these into the designs, where possible.
  • Parking bays – The bays need to be sufficiently wide to accommodate modern cars, as being parked outside of a bay could not only restrict the remaining road width, but also be considered as a parking contravention. We typically design our bays to be 2.1m wide.
  • Remaining road widths – We must ensure that the width of road available to moving vehicles is sufficient to accommodate emergency service vehicles, as well as delivery vehicles and general traffic, for the entire length of the street. This will influence whether we are able to design a scheme with bays on both sides of the street, or an alternative solution needs to be adopted. Such alternatives could include:
    • Bays on one side of the street, with double-yellow-lines on the other side; or
    • ‘Permit parking past this point’, which has no bay markings and puts the responsibility to park appropriately onto the motorist.

Have your say

At the bottom of this page you will find a document that contains the design proposals for this area scheme. You will also find a document that contains the ‘additional information’ that formed part of January’s informal consultation pack, as a reminder of the available restrictions and study area.

Should you have any feedback on specific details of the designs, we kindly ask that you complete the feedback form below so that your comments may be considered. Please note that we are not seeking general support or objection to the potential introduction of a Resident Permit parking scheme at this time.

A public drop-in session will be held on Monday 30 July 2018, from 3pm to 9pm, in Wycliffe Baptist Church, 233 Kings Road. Officers will be available to discuss the designs and note any feedback that you may have.

What happens next

Your feedback will be considered and the designs may evolve accordingly. It is intended that final design proposals will be reported to our Traffic Management Sub-Committee at their meeting on 12th September 2018. At this meeting we are intending to seek approval to conduct a formal consultation on these final designs.

The formal consultation will provide an opportunity to formally support or object to the introduction of a scheme.

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