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Question 55:

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24730

Received: 26/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Christopher Wrathall

Representation:

Restrict the number of vehicles approaching the town centre by a) increasing park and ride facilities at the town border, b) drastically restricting parking space available to non-residents in the town centre, c) improving public transport. If the new vehicle bridge can be used wisely to draw traffic away from the gyratory system AND bold initiatives are taken to reduce vehicle numbers and shift usage to more sustainable modes, the highly commendable Waterfront Town Centre dream could become reality. There must be methods to stop traffic being drawn in from the A14 (height/weight restriction for the new bridge? diesel surcharge?)

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Restrict the number of vehicles approaching the town centre by a) increasing park and ride facilities at the town border, b) drastically restricting parking space available to non-residents in the town centre, c) improving public transport. If the new vehicle bridge can be used wisely to draw traffic away from the gyratory system AND bold initiatives are taken to reduce vehicle numbers and shift usage to more sustainable modes, the highly commendable Waterfront Town Centre dream could become reality. There must be methods to stop traffic being drawn in from the A14 (height/weight restriction for the new bridge? diesel surcharge?)

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24785

Received: 23/09/2017

Respondent: Mr Philip Pethybridge

Representation:

The main part of town has no capacity for more vehicles. The town is not too large for cycling but it needs to be made easy for people. Redevelop the cycle network e.g. a direct route into town from the east. Encourage people to cycle from a to b instead of drive by giving them a serious credible option: a proper lane that is smooth, flat and separate from traffic. Not by a kerb but clearly coloured and defined and properly made. Put in the infrastructure properly and the cyclists will come.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24798

Received: 03/10/2017

Respondent: Dr Anastasia Nikologianni

Representation:

Renewable energy seems to be not only the new trend, but a promising and sustainable future technology. Ipswich town centre has a scale that can support cycling and the use of electric vehicles. The current infrastructure needs to be improved, but mainly create a coherent route where people feel safe and tempted to cycle or walk to work. For further routes, electric cars and buses seem promising but you also need to think about charging stations.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24813

Received: 14/10/2017

Respondent: East Suffolk Travellers Association

Representation:

Future growth of employment and leisure facilities must take into account how easy it is to access these by train and/or bus. Better access by public transport to key destinations on the periphery, e.g. the hospital, Ransomes Europark and Whitehouse Employment Area, must also be addressed. The document also refers to the future role of electric vehicles. These may indeed have a role to play for all or part of a journey. However, electric cars must not be seen as panacea for all problems, because they still cause congestion.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24878

Received: 27/10/2017

Respondent: Sport England

Representation:

Sport England supports the development of sustainable modes of transport such as walking and cycling, as they increase levels of physical activity in the population. Sport England would encourage IBC to develop a sustainable transport plan for the Borough to help develop existing infrastructure and prioritise investment.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24984

Received: 25/10/2017

Respondent: Northern Fringe Protection Group

Representation:

Implement specific walking/cycling measures e.g. improving cross-town cycling infrastructure. Cycling needs to be made much safer. Improve air quality in and around the town centres, to make it healthier to walk/cycle. Traffic regulations should be better enforced to prevent vehicles blocking cycle lanes. Assess the viability of direct cross-town bus routes that avoid the need to go into the town centre. Bus service frequencies in some areas are lower than is desirable. The Norwich Rd Park and Ride should be reinstalled. Improve Westerfield Railway Station and the Ipswich-Felixstowe line. Assess the viability of a further station at Futura Park.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25087

Received: 23/11/2017

Respondent: Associated British Ports

Representation:

The Ports NPS recognizes shipping as a sustainable mode of transport. The identification of the Port of Ipswich as a strategic transport hub and the inclusion of policy (ideally) and wording which specifically seeks to support and protect the function and role of the Port in the town, as suggested in our response to Question 30 above, would encourage this form of sustainable transport.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25164

Received: 27/10/2017

Respondent: Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Representation:

Bus incentives need to be considered to encourage better use of public transport to prevent congestion from driving visitors away to out of town shopping centres or to other towns.
We support proposals that create better links between the retail centre and both the railway station and the Waterfront.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25309

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Conservative Group

Representation:

Cheaper parking for electric vehicles and more charging points. Potential for tax breaks to employers who promote sustainable transport for their employees.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25513

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Joe McSorley

Representation:

Have a cycle track and footpath from Stowmarket to Ipswich Waterfront.

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Have a cycle track and footpath from Stowmarket to Ipswich waterfront.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25519

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Jake Foxford

Representation:

Expansion of the shuttle bus service to all leisure centres and commercial services.

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Expansion of the shuttle bus service to all leisure centres and commercial services.
Greater areas for pedestrians in the town centre.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25524

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Simon Lanning

Representation:

Promote cycle routes.

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Link the Waterfront to the town centre.
Improve the leisure offering in the town.
Solve the inner ring road traffic
Promote cycle routes.