Resident comments feedback
These pages list the comments given at the first Upper Orwell Crossings public consultation event. Some simple answers such as "No" has been construed by us to mean no to the proposals rather than N/A - but is down to your own interpretations.
Need to be sympathetic to surroundings not the cheapest option. Design well.
I drive daily from Whitehouse to wherestead only place I get held up is Bramford road not down near prospective crossings! Only time wherestead gets problematic is if A14 is closed whole town comes to standstill!
Option B, starting its route on Mather Way, seems the most logical and least disruptive route for the west side of the crossing. The roundabout exit is ideally placed to allow traffic to flow 'straight over' the existing roundabout to cross to the east bank.
I am unsure whether three crossings so close together are useful, more spaced apart or one with several lanes would be more beneficial.
The routes need to properly link up with existing cycle and pedestrian routes to incentivise walking and cycling thus further reducing traffic congestion.
Access to wet dock for boats/ships. Haven't seen full plans so not sure how this would impact business but if there is a delay in being able to access/exit wet dock and a consequent delay to traffic using crossing then the whole project may be detrimental to all and meet any of its objectives
I live on a road which is already heavily used by commuters and people parking for town and football matches, causing significant issues with parking. I would be unhappy with any project that would increase these issues without parking restrictions (e.g. resident permit parking) being implemented.
Is it really necessary to have three bridges? the TV report said there was a funding gap - would 2 bridges solve the problem more cost effectively?
Would prefer the vehicular connection to tie in to the Audi garage roundabout if not a tad further out of the centre of town. Being too close to the centre/current gyratory may just act to shift congestion and not deal with it longer term. Also, soft Travel Planning measures have no impact on travel choice so don't come up with some rubbish about the ped/cycle facilities will discourage car use, as it wont, it will simply mean the design isn't fit for purpose! Look at the A14 copdock interchange where the improvements were scaled down from the original plans - the queue on the southern approach is just as bad as it ever was....
How will it link to the one-way system? Will it cause traffic to flow less freely?
The waterfront is not the only place in ipswich that need changing.
I fear this would move more traffic to Cavendish Street going towards the new crossing from North to south, which is already congested. Ideally the road should be one wayway.
Don't letter IBC obsession with traffic lights blight the development
Landseer Road is already an issue. Need to think about how this is managed. You have a lot of pedestrian crossings is some areas that aren't synchronised. Pedestrian crossings would be good but they need to be timed to help the flow of traffic
Bridge will be a plus for all small businesses. Will generate people and trade. Will ease congestion.
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