CityFibre install

Recently I got a little internet upgrade installed. I’ve gone from the older g.fast technology where I was on 160 Mb down and 30 Mb up to a new FTTP install from CityFibre at 900Mb down and up. Both are provided through Zen. Part of the reason for the upgrade is the reduced monthly cost… Continue reading CityFibre install

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

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

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

Suffolk County Council’s Nacton Road/Ransomes Way plans are dangerous to cyclists and walkers

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