The need for a flood-proof third bridge over the River Thames is recognised by people across Reading and the wider area.
Reading’s Labour council is seeking to work with Conservative run Wokingham as well as with councils in Oxfordshire and business organisations to build support for a new bridge.
We the undersigned need a Third Reading Bridge to reduce the chronic delays caused by floods closing Sonning Bridge, which have blighted Reading, Caversham, Emmer Green and the surrounding area including Woodley, Earley, South Oxfordshire and other parts of Berkshire. This flood-proof bridge to the east of Reading would be mainly for local traffic and would not be part of a new motorway to the M40.
We call on Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to recognise the benefits to their communities of a Third Bridge, and to work with Reading and Wokingham Councils and the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership on drawing up agreed plans and a timetable, which would then be the basis of bids for any available Government funds.
The Support a Third Reading Road Bridge petition to Local councils & partners was written by Matthew Lawrence and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.