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?

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

Cycle Ipswich Infrastructure Tour May 2015

On 30th May 2015, I led a Cycle Infrastructure Tour around Ipswich. It was an excellent day where we had people from Cambridge, London, and Edinburgh, along with locals including Andrea McMillan who is writing the Cycling Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Ipswich Borough Council. There’s a route map shown at the bottom, and photos… Continue reading Cycle Ipswich Infrastructure Tour May 2015

London Wall/Museum of London roundabout changes only protect left turning cyclists

A week ago I was cycling along London Wall and past the Museum of London roundabout, and noticed some changes with paint and traffic cones. As you arrive at the roundabout you choose which side of the cones to go on depending on whether you are turning left or taking the straight on or right… Continue reading London Wall/Museum of London roundabout changes only protect left turning cyclists

The Suffolk Cycling Strategy that lacks ambition

Back in June 2014 Suffolk County Council released their Suffolk Cycling Strategy. It has some good and expected bits that I can’t complain about, such as why people should cycle, however it’s rather lacking in detail and vision on how to get more people cycling. The how is relegated to a 1 page table of actions and outcomes… Continue reading The Suffolk Cycling Strategy that lacks ambition