Reading Borough Council has commissioned a Freight Journey Planner to provide freight operators with a planner for Reading which includes weight, height and width restrictions for larger vehicles.
The Freight Journey Planner is an online routing system that Heavy Goods Vehicle operators and drivers can access through the Council website. Similar to consumer technology like Google Maps, the journey planner for Reading includes restrictions specific to large vehicles.
The restrictions may be changed and updated as often as is required by Council officers, for example in response to issues raised by residents, or any planned event that necessitates road closures. The changes will automatically populate the journey planner; drivers accessing the online system will be routed accordingly.
It is hoped the new system will help to alleviate heavy goods vehicles using residential streets as they make their way across the town.