Upper Orwell Crossing Comment Residents Prefer not to say 55-64 Car driver

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Respondent ID:4905285105 (Collector: 87370504)
Date of feedback:11/08/2016 - 11/08/2016
A resident:Yes
A worker:No
A business owner:No
A land owner:No
Organisation:No - Individual.
Gender and Age Group:Prefer not to say / 55-64
How did you hear about the consultation? Newspaper article

How important do you think the following benefits of the crossings are for Suffolk?

  1. The redevelopment of the island as an area for high tech investment and enterprise
  2. Continued investment in the Waterfront, Marina and the Port
  3. The regeneration of the southern section of the town including business investment, housing development and community services
  4. Less congestion in Ipswich and on the A14 and improved journey times
  5. Increased connectivity between the southeast and southwest of Ipswich
  6. More route options and improving safety for walking and cycling
Island Site:Very important
Ipswich Waterfront Investment:Very important
Regeneration:Very important
A14 and Ipswich congestion:Very important
South East and South West connectivity:Important
Rat-run Route Options and Safety:Important

Which of the following impacts are important in determining your support for the crossings?

Ipswich Ltd note: We notice no option for air pollution

Ecological:Important
Visual appearance/design quality:Very important
Noise:No feeling either way
Land use and/or property:Important
Disruption during construction:No feeling either way
Other (please specify):

The crossings would deliver reductions in traffic on many local roads; however it is likely that some local roads surrounding the crossings would experience an increase in traffic. In priority order, please choose the three issues that would concern you the most if traffic increased on your road.

Biggest concern:Congestion
Second biggest concern:Vehicle speed
Third biggest concern:Air quality

Now choose the three traffic management measures you think we should consider to manage the potential impacts of traffic increases if they were to occur on your road.

Most important:Pedestrian crossings
Second most important:Traffic calming
Third most important:Junction changes

East to West travel

  • How often do you currently travel between the east and west of Ipswich?
  • How do you most commonly currently travel between the east and west of Ipswich?
  • What is the main reason you currently travel between the east and west of Ipswich?
  • Which of the following statements best describe your current travel between the east and west of Ipswich?
  • Would you like to be added to our consultation database to be updated about the project and future opportunities to have your say?
How often East-West travel:Weekly
Method of Transport:Car driver
Main reason of travel:Recreation or leisure
Current travel experience:There is always congestion or delays
Keep me updated:Yes / Agree to continue with survey

Do you have any further comments or concerns about the location and/or operation of the crossings?

Comments:This is the biggest potential investment in the transport network in Ipswich for decades. It is not clear to me that all of the implications of the investment on the whole network have been thought through. I am pleased to support the actual investment proposed, but what if further investment is needed on the rest of the network in order to maximise the benefits achieved. The network has evolved in response to the fundamental constraint of the current locations of the Orwell Crossings, and that will change and so there will be knock-on needs. In particular, the area to the north of the Wet Dock (a) can the idea of having the Star Lane route become 2-way, freeing up the southern Key Street route for access only purposes be progressed, and (b) can the idea of connecting Star Lane/Grimwade St with Fore Hamlet (cutting under back Hamlet) also be progressed? The former would promote regeneration, the latter would ease traffic movement. Also, whilst we can deduce where the Crossing A would connect to on the West Bank, the route on the East Bank is not at all clear, and yet this will all need to be costed and planned in such a way as to bring maximum benefits.
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