Suffolk County Council launches Ipswich’s first Park & Cycle initiative

Working in partnership with First Eastern Counties, the Park & Ride site has put in place a cycle map which details three routes into the centre of Ipswich, and there is a route suitable for every ability:

  • Green route – direct route into the town centre. 29 mins – 8.5km / 5.3 miles
  • Yellow route – direct /low traffic route into the town centre via x. 32 mins – 9.3km / 5.8 miles
  • Blue route – low traffic route into the town centre via x. 39 mins – 11km / 6.8 miles

As part of the scheme, there is also available for use Sheffield covered bike stands, and 24-hr security patrols complemented by CCTV coverage for bikes left over night.

Tim Stephenson the new Head of Passenger Transport said:

“Park & Cycle is another way Suffolk County Council is supporting more sustainable travel in to Ipswich as we ease out of lockdown.

“The display of the cycle routes  will reduce some of the barriers members of the public have said stops them choosing to cycle into the town centre.

“By embedding cycling as a regular option for travelling into Ipswich’s town centre many will reap the associated health, air quality and congestion benefits of sustainable travel.”

If a Park & Cycle commuter gets to the Park & Ride site and it’s raining, First will be pleased to welcome them on to the Park & Ride service instead!

The initiative starts at Martlesham Park & Ride site on 12 May. To find out more details visit www.suffolkonboard.com/parkandcycle and follow @suffolkonboard on Twitter.

Page last updated: Tuesday 20 July 2021