Haddenham.net

Facilitating Greener Commuting

Home » News » Facilitating Greener Commuting
Station Cycle Racks

New double decker bike racks have been installed at the station. Haddenham Safe Walking and Cycling Group have been working with Chiltern Rail to get improved facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists, now that the station is being extended.

As promised by Chiltern Rail, there are many more racks than we had before, to cope with projected increased demand from rail users in Haddenham and beyond (principally Thame).

Nationally, while cycling in cities is increasing, there are fewer rural cyclists; this is a safety issue. Dedicated cycle routes are provided only in cities, so rural communities like Haddenham are missing out. We do not have opportunities for safe commuting or leisure cycling.

For many years it has been clear that commuters and the rest of us need a safe cycle route from the station to Thame. At present it is mostly young men who are brave enough to attempt to cycle along the A418. Women and children are too risk averse! (or more sensible! — Ed.)

Now we have the spare capacity in the new cycle racks at the station: the next step is the cycle route to Thame.

Cynthia Floud, Chair, Haddenham Safe Walking and Cycling Group

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Philippa Blowfield
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 28 Sep 2:00pm

Haddenham resident Dr Philippa Blowfield will be running the Official 40th London Marathon next Sunday, 4th October. Of course, due to Covid restrictions, the event cannot take place in London. So instead 45,000 runners across the world are running the distance in their local communities. You are likely to have spotted Philippa on her many training runs around Haddenham in the last few...

Dennis at Ivor Miles Garage
Haddenham Webteam: Sat 26 Sep 12:00pm

Dennis Vincent, the very longstanding fuel attendant at Ivor Miles garage in Churchway, has decided to retire after nearly 30 years' serving fuel to the motorists of Haddenham and the surrounding areas. Dennis has been an outstanding member of the Ivor Miles team and, in all weathers, been at the forefront of the business. Many local residents will recall that, despite his senior years...

Public Health England logo
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 24 Sep 4:30pm

The following letter is being distributed to parents and guardians from Public Health England:Dear parents and guardiansThis is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.One important part of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pupils, parents and...