Dear Councillor Jones,
Our support for the Torrington Place / Gordon Square / Tavistock Place cycling scheme
We are writing in support of the recent trial cycle lanes along Torrington Place, Gordon Square and Tavistock Place.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is a pre-eminent and award winning UK architectural practice. Our London office has been based in Fitzrovia for almost two decades. Our office is growing. Many of our 80-strong London staff cycle to work. A significant proportion of our very large network of clients, project collaborators, consultants and suppliers also travel to our office by bicycle. As we are located at the western endpoint of Torrington Place, a sizeable portion of these use the cycle route in question to travel to and from our office.
An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.
We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We would like our clients, collaborators, consultants and suppliers feel encouraged to visit our offices by bike. The excellent provision for cycling in the Torrington Place / Gordon Square / Tavistock Place trial matters a lot to all of us who use it. It enables us to get around easily – and most importantly safely. It is definitely one of the attractions of the neighbourhood to us.
We value the many safety improvements incorporated in the Torrington Place / Gordon Square / Tavistock Place trial scheme, and as such it makes our offices a more attractive place to visit by our staff, clients, collaborators and suppliers, whether they be cycling or travelling on foot.
We believe the scheme will also help to make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.
The scheme is, on balance, excellent for our business and for London. Please ensure that it is retained.
Ian Taylor, Marigold Webster, Geoff Rich, David Stansfield
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
BD Sustainability Architects of the Year 2016
RIBA Top National Award Winning Architect of past 10 Years 2015
RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2008 and shortlist 2014