Upper Orwell Crossing Comment Residents Public transport user

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Respondent ID:4915700056 (Collector: 87894198)
Date of feedback:17/08/2016 - 17/08/2016
A resident:Yes
A worker:No
A business owner:No
A land owner:No
Organisation:No - Individual.
Gender and Age Group: /
How did you hear about the consultation?Community update

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:No feeling either way
Ipswich Waterfront Investment:No feeling either way
Regeneration:No feeling either way
A14 and Ipswich congestion:No feeling either way
South East and South West connectivity:No feeling either way
Rat-run Route Options and Safety:Very 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:Very important
Visual appearance/design quality:Important
Noise:Very important
Land use and/or property:Very 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:Air quality
Second biggest concern:Noise
Third biggest concern:Congestion

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:Traffic calming
Second most important:Junction changes
Third most important:Parking changes/restrictions

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:Rarely
Method of Transport:Public transport user
Main reason of travel:Recreation or leisure
Current travel experience:There is often congestion or delays
Keep me updated:Yes / Prefer not to disclose

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

Comments:My concerns are restricted to the wider effects of the crossings. Measures to ensure air quality doesn't deteriorate. Measures to reduce traffic noise, more traffic means more cyclists using the pavement/ cycle lanes gives license to cyclists to use all pavements, increasing their sense of security at the expense of pedestrians, but I am at a loss to suggest an alternative and resigned to having to think of the pavements as open to light traffic and avoiding accordingly.
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