Walking is great for your health and is the only method of travelling that is completely free! Walking to/from Stoke Quay to the Town Centre, bus stations and the train station can take less than 10 minutes to reach at an average pace. There are plenty of footways and controlled pedestrian crossings in the local area to support crossing of busy roads. Refer to the interactive location map below to view the close proximity of Stoke Quay to the Town Centre and other local amenities.
Cycling is a great form of travel for both commuting to work or for leisure-related journeys as it can be time and cost effective. The majority of Ipswich is within easy cycling distance and cycle journeys can be planned on www.cyclestreets.net. The site is well connected with the existing local cycle route network with National Cycle Route No. 1 running immediately adjacent to Stoke Quay on Great Whip Street that connects with National Cycle Route No. 51 on the northern side of the Stoke Bridge. The local cycle network is very well provided for with Stoke Quay, New Cut West, Bath Street, Belstead Road and Burrell Road (along which the train station is accessed) are all marked as local advisory cycle routes. You can download the Ipswich Cycle Map by Suffolk County Council here.
As a resident of Stoke Quay, you can obtain a bespoke cycle route to a regular place of commute via a Personal Travel Plan. As part of the commitment of Genesis Housing, there will be an annual bicycle surgery that will be available for all residents and will allow you to get your bike safety checked for free. Keep an eye out on the Stoke Quay Facebook page for updates of when the bicycle surgery will be available.
If you are interested in contributing to a Bicycle User Group for the Stoke Quay development then please contact your Travel Plan Coordinator.