Central Saint Martins and University of the Arts London

Dear Councillor Jones,

As Head of Central Saint Martins, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Arts London (both based in Camden), I am writing to offer my strong support for the continuation of the Tavistock/Torrington Place cycling scheme.

Central Saint Martins employs over 400 staff and  we have over  4,500 students attending the college. Many of our staff and students choose to cycle to work, and we have a thriving cycling society and community. Many of them, including me personally, use and have benefited from the new Torrington Place scheme because it is the obvious and most convenient route to and from CSM into central London. I use it on a daily basis, and can confirm how much safer the dual segregated lanes are.

Central Saint Martins is particularly committed to improving safety for cyclists following the tragic death of one of our students three years ago in a cycling incident in Camden. We need more not fewer schemes like the highly successful one in Torrington Place, and I urge you to support its continuation. The scheme is good for our organisation, for health, and for all Londoners whether they cycle or not.

We strongly support the scheme and ask you to ensure that it is retained.

Your sincerely

Jeremy Till

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Professor Jeremy Till

Head of Central Saint Martins

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London

Central Saint Martins

University of the Arts London

1 Granary Square

London N1C 4AA