Dear Councillor Jones,
As the owner of Parkes Cycling (Cycle Training and Bicycle Maintenance) I am proud of our role in the life of London and our local community.
Parkes Cycling has trained or repaired the bikes of many local residents, many of whom cycle in the area. A larger proportion would cycle if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.
The Tavistock/Torrington scheme is a major improvement to the local environment. The protected cycle lanes and reduced motor traffic will make active travel a real option for everyone, not just the young and fit. The reduced noise and air pollution levels that have resulted from the scheme also constitute a major benefit to the well-being of local residents.
We support the scheme and ask you to ensure that it is retained.