Suffolk Looking to make Transport Carbon Neutral

Suffolk Council Council as part of Transport East, who represent Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex highways and transport authorities, are looking to reduce the carbon emissions of transport in the region. Here’s some of my ideas of what could be done to reduce the carbon emissions in the region. Local The majority of journeys people make… Continue reading Suffolk Looking to make Transport Carbon Neutral

Is it time for a quieter neighbourhood between Bramford Road and Norwich Road in Ipswich?

Suffolk County Council are making many changes to increase active travel to prevent a significant proportion of people switching to driving a private car and causing gridlock and additional pollution after the lovely low air pollution and traffic levels during the lockdown. One of the proposed changes is to make Bramford Lane a little more… Continue reading Is it time for a quieter neighbourhood between Bramford Road and Norwich Road in Ipswich?

5 minutes and 4 crossing to cross the main road outside Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Last month I was up in Edinburgh visiting family. Whilst on a wander I came across a crazy long crossing over the main road outside the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. The 4 crossings took just under 5 minutes to cross with a button press at each crossing. I used the most direct crossing possible, following the… Continue reading 5 minutes and 4 crossing to cross the main road outside Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Roll out of flexi season rail tickets in the UK

There has been much talk of a drop in rail season ticket sales in the UK, whilst overall journeys are increasing. Much of the commentary has been around the change in working patterns where people are working from home more often. Many shorter distances season tickets are only worthwhile buying if you are travelling 4… Continue reading Roll out of flexi season rail tickets in the UK

Rail fare anomaly between Ipswich and London

I recently seen a at Cambridge station advertising cheap weekend returns to London so I thought I’d check the fare splitting via the longer route. This is looking at the super off-peak day returns or nearest equivalent. On the direct Ipswich to London Liverpool Street ticket there is only an off peak return valid for… Continue reading Rail fare anomaly between Ipswich and London

The horror of “cyclists dismount and use footway” signs at roadworks

Sign in cycle lane saying "cyclists dismount and use footway"

On the 13th January 2018 walking with my family from Ipswich town centre to the railway station I came across some roadworks on Princes Street including some dangerous signage around some roadworks First was the “cyclists dismount and use footpath” sign: I very much dislike the use of this sign for a number of reasons.… Continue reading The horror of “cyclists dismount and use footway” signs at roadworks

Football matches at Portman Road banned due to congestion

Every match day or evening match at Portman Road there is significant congestion and air pollution increases in Ipswich. There have also been reports of parents getting stuck in the traffic and having to pull over to comfort their young baby until the traffic calmed down, with the town now being a no-go area on… Continue reading Football matches at Portman Road banned due to congestion