Vehicular access to the Health Campus would be provided via a new junction off Kingsey Road, including a right-turn lane so as not to impede the ‘free flow’ of through traffic. This access would also provide an entrance to the facility for pedestrians and cyclists.
WALKING & CYCLING
To provide suitable connections for walking and cycling between the Health Campus and the rest of Thame, a number of off-site measures are envisaged.
Starting from the vehicle access on Kingsey Road, a 2-metre footway would extend along the southern side of Kingsey Road to the roundabout, with uncontrolled crossing facilities provided on both the Kingsey Road and Tythrop Way arms of the roundabout to connect this new footway to the existing one on the western side of the roundabout heading into Thame.
A 2-metre footway would also be provided along the western side of Howland Road, with a ‘puffin’ (i.e. signal-controlled) crossing connecting this new footway with the existing footway on Fanshawe Road.
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The site is well-connected to the rest of Thame by public transport, and improvements could be made by increasing the frequency of existing bus services, such as the Sapphire 280 service, and the provision of an additional bus stop next to the Campus on Howland Road, just south of the junction with Fanshawe Road.
Connections could also be improved between the Campus and Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station.