Have Your Say On The Pedestrianisation Of Hamilton Road

The experimental changes made to Hamilton Road in the summer of 2020, closing the road to motorised traffic (with a small number of exemptions) between 10am and 4pm, were implemented to allow shoppers to maintain social distancing. During this time, a public survey was undertaken by Suffolk County Council to assess the response to the new arrangements with 85.3% of respondents stating the scheme was working well or very well and only 8.8% that the scheme was not working well or not working at all (responses to 11 January 2021).

Following the response to the trial, Suffolk County Council would like your feedback on making a permanent change to Hamilton Road. The aim is to create a more accessible space for pedestrians and cyclists which is free of motorised vehicles. It is also hoped pedestrians and local businesses will benefit from more space for shopping and sitting outside to eat, drink and relax.

Since March 2020, over 10 million people in England have regularly swapped a car journey for walking or cycling. In Suffolk alone, there has been an increase of over 175% in the number of people cycling in the whole of 2020 compared to the total number of people cycling in 2019.

This is your opportunity to make a formal representation in support of, to suggest changes or to object to the proposal.

You can comment on the proposal by completing the online survey which you’ll find at Hamilton Road in Felixstowe | Suffolk County Council, in addition to further information and a map.

If you would prefer to fill in a hard copy version of a survey, please contact SCC: transport.schemes@suffolk.gov.uk / 0345 606 6171

All comments must be received by 9am on Friday 19 March. All views will be considered when deciding upon future actions.

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