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Residents petition against bus lane

PUBLISHED: 00:11 15 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 March 2010

PROTESTERS in East Ipswich were out in force and getting ready to show the council they mean business.

Residents from the area are angry that the council have proposed plans that will include a bus lane to run from Nacton road to the junction with Cavendish Street.

PROTESTERS in East Ipswich were out in force and getting ready to show the council they mean business.

Residents from the area are angry that the council have proposed plans that will include a bus lane to run from Nacton road to the junction with Cavendish Street.

The group has got nearly 500 signatures for their petition to stop the plans.

And they will be presenting this to the council later this year.

"They want to put the bus lane and traffic lights in and we just do not want it. Everyone is concerned that their roads will become rat runs and that the plans will only serve to increase congestion.

"These are not the only plans. They also want to close Nacton Road at the Landseer Road junction for traffic coming in to town. The whole proposal is unnecessary and will only lead to gridlock," said Janet Sibley, of Medway Road, Ipswich, who is helping to organise the protest.

Ipswich Borough Council spokesman Max Stocker said: " We have not made any decisions on the proposal yet. The proposal was part of a consultation exercise of which we are still waiting for the final opinions.

"A decision on whether to install a bus lane will not be taken until later in the year."


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