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?
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
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
On 12th May 2017 a sinkhole appeared in the street that I work on in Ipswich. The road was closed to motor vehicles for a few weeks until the repairs were completed. After the initial period while people got used to the road being closed, I noticed a significant change in the traffic patterns in… Continue reading An unexpected filtered permeability trial in Ipswich
On Monday 3rd April 2017 BBC radio Suffolk had picked up on the story about grass verges being torn up by car parking, and there will be a crack down on people parking in the verges and pavements in some areas in Ipswich. The Ipswich Star covered the story at the end of the previous week, highlighting… Continue reading The Ipswich grass verge debate
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
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
Suffolk County Council currently have a consultation running about Nacton Road and Ransomes Way corridor. It is “to meet the projected increase in traffic associated with development in this corridor”. You can find out more on the Cyclescape thread. Please find below my response to the consultation. I’m hoping that many more people respond with a similar… Continue reading Suffolk County Council’s Nacton Road/Ransomes Way plans are dangerous to cyclists and walkers
In the February 2013 issue of the Ipswich council newspaper, The Angle, which is delivered to local residents in Ipswich, they were proudly saying how the council was helping businesses by reducing car parking charges within the town. Ipswich Borough Council have reduced the parking tariffs in all of its town centre car parks “in… Continue reading Does cheaper car parking really improve Ipswich town centre?
Recently the junction nearest to where I live had some temporary traffic lights again for some roadworks. Unfortunately the toucan crossings on the junction had a sign added that states “Crossing not in use”. However the next nearest option for crossing requires going back on yourself and walking an extra 5 minutes. People who do… Continue reading The problem of closing toucan crossings for roadworks