traffic and parking Proposal

Our proposals are designed to meet the existing needs in the surrounding areas while also serving to invest in the future of Reading and the Club.

Proposed transport
and parking
measures include:

As an integral part of the project, a package of transport proposals has been designed to deliver significant improvements to the quality and capacity of public transport to Royal Elm Park and the Madejski Stadium. The key transport measures proposed include:

A new high capacity transport hub, providing dedicated bus stops for local Park & Ride match day buses and conference centre shuttle buses to minimise waiting times, together with the introduction of ticketless loading to speed up boarding.

Loading capacity of up to 15 local/shuttle buses at the same time, with stacking space on site for 20 buses and overflow bus lanes capable of accommodating a further 15, minimising waiting times for visitors.

Increased shuttle bus services to Reading town centre, off-site Park & Ride sites and local areas on event days, with new bus lanes introduced on the Hurst Way and Northern Way exits to speed up journey times.

Introduction of a range of incentives to promote public transport use, including free bus transport to events, included as part of the entry fee.

New pedestrian and cycle access to the proposed Green Park Station, allowing direct rail access to Reading and Basingstoke stations and beyond.

500 public covered cycle parking spaces replacing 100 outside spaces for event use. This includes a number of Ready Bike docks installed with space reserved for future expansion. Residential cycle parking is provided separately within each block, together with secure bike racks for visitors in the linear park.

Illustrative plan

In addition to these improvements, we also propose to provide:

Over 500 cycle parking spaces - including 300 in a dedicated, covered cycle park withinthe new multi-storey car park

Dedicated residential (740 spaces)

Visitor parking (144 spaces)

On-site parking for 750 vehicles shared between Madejski Stadium, convention centre, hotels and ice rink

Multi-storey car park
Multi-storey car park