Tom Keighley

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£22m sustainable transport measures for Ipswich

Work on a new £22m package of sustainable town centre transport measures in Ipswich has been approved by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

“Ipswich - Transport Fit for the 21st Century” is an integrated scheme designed to deliver a step change in travel behaviour, challenging and changing existing patterns of travel.

The new measures will include changes to the town centre bus interchanges; expansion and improvement of bus facilities; an Urban Traffic Management and Control system; a Real Time Passenger Information system; and a detailed programme of improvements to walking and cycle routes and crossings around the town centre.

Mr Baker said: “This innovative scheme will make a huge difference to the way people travel around Ipswich and will be a real boon to the local economy by making new business and housing sites more accessible by public transport.

“Strong transport infrastructure which helps to tackle congestion and reduce carbon will help the city achieve sustainable economic growth.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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