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Newsletter, July 2012 (Issue 188)

How to Cross the Road?

The Waterfront continues to evolve. Yet the town centre and what has been called "the Waterfront town centre" remain relatively cut off from each other. The two main traffic flows of Star Lane and Key Street/ College Street are problematic.

The Ipswich Star's survey into the public's view of the town's future showed that the majority of respondents favour footbridges over the roads. But each pedestrian route so created would involve crossing two bridges with lots of steps or huge areas devoted to gradual ramps. The 'ideal' solution would be to put the traffic underground in 'cut and cover' tunnels but there is a major sewer outfall in the way, and the total cost would be prohibitive for a town which is important to us but less than a big city. Therefore ...

    Front cover of issue 188 Cover, issue 188

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