By Haddenham Webteam - 27th February 2020 6:30pm
Survey shows local support for Haddenham and Thame 'greenway'
The aspiration for an off-road walking and cycling link between Haddenham and Thame has won overwhelming support from local residents and community groups.
The results of an online survey just before Christmas, which drew more than 2,000 responses, showed 94% of respondents would use an off-road walking and cycling route if one was introduced between Haddenham and Thame Parkway rail station and Thame
The survey also found that 82% of respondents said they currently travel between the station and Thame by car, van or motorcycle, while 5% said they cycle and 2% said they walk.
Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: "We canvassed local opinion because we wanted to know how people currently travel, and to assess whether it would be beneficial to pursue providing an off-road walking and cycling route. These are early days, but the results are encouraging."
Mark said the survey results would help discussions about the aspirational traffic-free route connecting the two communities, with the walking and cycling charity Sustrans and Oxfordshire County Council.
Yvonne Constance, Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: "The survey results shows that there is a real appetite for the scheme and that residents are keen for a more sustainable way to travel between both Thame and Haddenham. The results have been analysed by officers at BCC and OCC and will now be used in progressing the scheme to the next stages. These are early stages for this scheme, but the survey uptake and results are encouraging."
A summary of the survey results can be found here.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Here are five ways you can help during the Covid pandemicThe NHS is under immense pressure due to the Covid pandemic.Its fantastic staff going above and beyond to keep us safe, so you may wish to show your thanks in ever more practical ways.While standing outside and cheering for our health workers is a good way to give appreciation, there are other ways to show your support for our...
Zero Carbon Haddenham has teamed up with an installer of PV solar panels in the hope of identifying a group of Haddenham residents who are keen to have solar power for their homes. Once a minimum group size has been extablished, the installation work can be carried out at a significant discount compared with one-off installations.The scheme is called Solar Streets.Solar panels charge...
The members of Kaleidoscope would like to thank the residents of Haddenham and the surrounding villages for their very generous donations to the Sharing Life Trust which enabled them to hand over a cheque for £611.70 to one of their representatives last week. This will enable them to offer support in paying any urgent electricity bills needed by an increasing number of people...