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  1. dan5

    Orwell Bridge Closures: Driving Hours

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 20, 2017 at 7:48 PM with 0 replies and 14 views.

    One of the various typically forgotten about factors when it comes to severe congestion is driving hours.708 The circled lorries were parked at the side of the road. We do not know why, but it is probable they are close to exceeding their legal driving hours limit. If this is the case, they have no choice but to stop.

  2. dan5

    Orwell Bridge Closures: Traffic

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 20, 2017 at 7:12 PM with 0 replies and 15 views.

    Orwell Bridge closures cause congestion on estates around the town. This is Pinewood outside Suffolk ONE. The difference is this wasn't taken in morning or evening rush hour, not particularly lunch rush and not school run. It was taken at quarter to two in the afternoon. You will notice absence of Suffolk ONE students. Traffic was queuing past this roundabout but drivers were good not to block it. 706 This sight isn't too unfamiliar. It is...

  3. dan5

    Orwell Bridge Closures: Inconsiderate Drivers

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 20, 2017 at 6:51 PM with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Not limited to Orwell Bridge closures - typically during rush hour - drivers can be very inconsiderate to other motorists and pedestrians. Under no circumstances should roundabouts, junctions or crossings be obstructed. However, every time the Orwell Bridge does close, roundabouts (such as this one) get gridlocked. Even with notices on the road it happens. 704 Arguably lorries from the A12 and A14 wouldn't be doing themselves any favours...

  4. dan5

    Orwell Bridge Closures: Idiot Drivers

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 20, 2017 at 6:17 PM with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Unfortunately, people get hot tempered, they panic... and what is generally a decreasing standard of road users with poor discipline, comes some complete idiots. Being polite of course.703 You cannot really tell in this photo. I first tried to tell the driver off with shaking my head and the no-no gesture. Circled is a child, you cannot see too clearly in the photo which is only good for privacy reasons. Yes you guessed it... this car wants...

  5. dan5

    Orwell Bridge Closures: Public Transport mayhem

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM with 0 replies and 17 views.

    An Orwell Bridge closure cannot be solved by people using public transport. Removing cars off the road entirely - theoretically speaking - makes little difference. This part of town was primarily commercial vehicles (lorries, buses, coaches, vans) the big chunk of this Felixstowe HGVs. When the bridge is closed - all buses are late. Not the bus companies fault, the congestion just delays buses. 702 Here is an Ipswich Buses bus proactively...

  6. dan5

    Orwell Bridge Closures: Emergency Services headache

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM with 0 replies and 17 views.

    It has been mentioned before. So people will get caught up in traffic getting from A to B. You will lose your time. You will lose money through burning more fuel. If you have an awful boss you might even lose your job or expect to not be paid for the time you were stuck in traffic. None of it is ideal. But could someone lose their life? 701 The above picture is around 3pm. Pre-rush hour school run. Circled is an ambulance. I am not sure how...

  7. dan5

    Ipswich Buses: Less proactive as car alternative

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 14, 2017 with 0 replies and 20 views.

    I have noticed that Ipswich Buses is becoming less supporting in schemes that promote public transport buses as an alternative to driving a car; which is greatly surprising that Ipswich Borough Council - owner of the bus company - is planning on reducing car parking spaces in the town, which could be realised in its updated Local Plan.In the past the bus company signed up to schemes involving World Car Free Day (including Selfie...

  8. dan5

    Ipswich Local Plan Questions

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 3, 2017 with 10 replies and 65 views.

    106 questions being asked for the Ipswich Local Plan...656 657 658 659 You cannot copy and paste from the PDF, so they are in the above image....

    Latest reply: The truth is planning has been appalling. Some of this is down to our council and others about a lack of joint up thinking. Infrastructure needs to come first. Kesgrave is a big example, the A1214 isn't fit for purpose and neither is Foxhall...

  9. dan5

    Community Safety Survey

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 27, 2017 with 0 replies and 21 views.

    From Suffolk Constabulary:-People are being encouraged to take part in a Crime and Community Survey to understand perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area.Serving communities is at the heart of policing in Suffolk, so hearing from residents is an important part of how the Constabulary designs its service.Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner are committed to...

  10. dan5

    Ipswich Angle September 2017

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 27, 2017 with 1 replies and 47 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council's September 2017 version of its increasingly shrinking "Angle" newspaper is as follows:-622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629

    Latest reply: (Continued....)Ipswich Angle September 2017630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637

  11. dan5

    Orwell Bridge pothole cause tyre blowout

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 26, 2017 with 1 replies and 34 views.

    A road user has complained to Ipswich Borough Council about suffering a tyre blowout on the Orwell Bridge, allegedly due to a pot hole. Tnks 2 a pothole on Orwell Bridge my tyre just completely [email protected] had better sort it out.It could quite easily have killed me.615 Has this been identified in the bridge inspection? Is it a hoax? Anyone noticed any potholes on the bridge? Ipswich Borough Council is the wrong party to...

    Latest reply: Public sector efficiency... IBC have signposted the victim to Suffolk County Council.Sorry to hear about this James. Roads are managed by @suffolkcc, you can find out how to report potholes here: http://bit.ly/1LgsReA SCC then signposted to...

  12. dan5

    Ipswich Purple Flag

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 26, 2017 with 0 replies and 24 views.

    More visitors than Edinburgh isn't enough! Ipswich Borough Council is looking for people to complete a survey with a view of getting purple flag status.#PurpleFlag status can help raise Ipswich's profile and increase visitors. Help us by completing this short survey: Purple Flag 2017 Survey Complete the survey truthfully, there is mention about crime and safety/security on a few questions... tell it how it is. I also noticed they have...

  13. martinc

    Orwell Bridge Closed September, October

    by martinc in Local PoliticsSep 16, 2017 with 37 replies and 391 views.

    Yes, there are signs around the town announcing that the Orwell Bridge is closed, September, October. And then it goes on to say somethingl like to avoid congestion avoid the diversion routes.. (need a photo!)Now hang on, this reads like the bridge is shut for a whole two months, how mad and stupid is that.We have had a letter at home from Kier sent to us presumably as residents on the diversion route to tell us they are doing maintenance...

    Latest reply: Silence is golden.... Apart I suspect from the occasional truck bringing medical waste from all over the country to be burned at the Ipswich Hospital incinerator nothing much heard last night... :)

  14. dan5

    Travel Ipswich 2.0

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 8, 2017 with 1 replies and 49 views.

    A further £5 million has been allocated for more road improvements (in addition to the £21m for Travel Ipswich) in what we will dub Travel Ipswich 2.0.If you are thinking of investing in Ipswich, you should wait until plans have been released of what this will entail. To date there are no public plans from this LEP monies, although without a doubt it will be supporting the Upper Orwell Crossings. This is either Star Lane gyratory changes...

    Latest reply: This is sheer pain for East Ipswich. Roundabout removal at Landseer Road/Nacton Road junction. Two further roundabout "upgrades" and two traffic light junction upgrades.

  15. dan5

    700 years of Ipswich Charter Market

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 25 views.

    Not a word from Ipswich Borough Council. If you need definite proof that the borough council is looking to kill off Ipswich Charter Market, this surely is it. On the 20th May 1317 Edward II gave Ipswich its second royal charter which allowed a (charter) market to be held. Why would the council not promote this significant anniversary? Markets (of whatever description) have been held from the day Ipswich became an important trading port with...

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