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 ...