Suffolk County Council Launches Ipswich’s First Park & Cycle Initiative

Commuters are now welcome to park at Martlesham Park & Ride site for FREE and cycle into Ipswich Town Centre.

Working in partnership with First Eastern Counties, the Park & Ride site has put in place a cycle map which details three dedicated 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 – 32 mins – 9.3km / 5.8 miles
  • Blue route – low traffic route into the town centre – 39 mins – 11km / 6.8 miles 

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

Councillor Richard Smith, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Transport Strategy, Economic Development and Waste, said:

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

“The dedicated 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.”

Chris Speed, Head of Operations for First Eastern Counties Buses, said:

“We are always happy to promote more sustainable ways of getting to and from town, especially those that help reduce the number of cars on the road and if a Park & Cycle commuter gets to the Park & Ride site, it’s raining and they don’t fancy the ride, we would be very pleased to welcome them on to the Park & Ride service instead”

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