Upper Orwell Crossing Comment Residents Other (please specify)

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Respondent ID:4918292198 (Collector: 87894198)
Date of feedback:18/08/2016 - 18/08/2016
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? Public exhibition or Display exhibition

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:Not important
Ipswich Waterfront Investment:No feeling either way
Regeneration:Important
A14 and Ipswich congestion:Not important
South East and South West connectivity:Not important
Rat-run Route Options and Safety:No feeling either way

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:No feeling either way
Visual appearance/design quality:No feeling either way
Noise:Very important
Land use and/or property:Important
Disruption during construction:Important
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:Noise
Second biggest concern:Vehicle speed
Third biggest concern:Safely crossing the road

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:Physical measures to prevent through traffic
Second most important:Reduced speed limits
Third most important:Traffic calming

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:Monthly
Method of Transport:Other (please specify) Pedestrian, Public Transport , car passenger
Main reason of travel:Recreation or leisure
Current travel experience:There is some 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:Only in Suffolk would you decide to reduce congestion near the town centre and on the by-pass by directing more traffic through residential streets. According to your ill-thought out plans, virtually all cross town traffic from the Mildenhall, Stoke Park, Thorington park and Probably much of pinewood would travel through Luther Road & Station St to the new bridge. As both street already have traffic calming measures which have little effect. (apart from turning Croft St into a rat run) I cannot see what other measures you take in that area. Its also the main pedestrian route for school children to Hillside and Stoke High and also has a children's playground along side it. The Travel Ipswich Scheme was supposed to relieve congestion in the town centre but has been an object failure and I suspect this scheme in its project form will meet the same fate and it will move the congestion to residential streets instead of largely non residential ones.
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