Dear Councillor Jones,
We are writing as a group of the cyclists from our workplace, Marie Stopes International, which is based in the Bloomsbury area. We all frequently use the Torrington Place / Tavistock Place bicycle lane trial scheme.
The scheme has significantly improved our daily cycles, helping us feel much more safe, less stressed, and has generally made our commute significantly more enjoyable. Indeed, one of our senior staff broke their rib in an accident on the old cycle path due to the volume of cycle traffic.
We are confident that protected cycle lane initiatives such as this will encourage more cyclists from our workplace to make the choice to commute by bicycle as well, and that increasing cycling access and reducing traffic congestion and related pollution is a good thing for residents and workers in the area.
So collectively we are very pleased by the improvements the trial scheme has brought to Torrington Place / Tavistock Place. We would like you to make every effort to ensure that the scheme becomes permanent at the end of the trial.
Maaike van Min
Marie Stopes International
1 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square
London W1T 6LP