Dear Councillor Jones,
Price & Myers is a leading structural engineering consultancy employing over 185 people based in Bloomsbury (on Alfred Place). We provide structural, civil and sustainability consultancy services and have been based in the area for over 35 years.
We have always provided excellent facilities for the cyclists in our office with showers, lockers and secure cycle storage, not least because many of the Partners (including myself) cycle to work. Like many businesses in London, the number of our employees who cycle has grown over the past few years but it has now reached a peak. We know, because we have asked, that the limiting factor is a perceived lack of safety. An even larger proportion of our employees would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads. We could easily double the number of people who cycle to work if they had safe, segregated cycle paths to use.
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 also note strong evidence that more cycling increases their productivity in the office, as well as spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels. All of which benefit both our business and the local environment.
The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme has already had an impact and encouraged more people to cycle to work. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.
The scheme is excellent for our business and for London. Please ensure that it is retained.
PRICE & MYERS
020 7631 5128
37 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP
Price & Myers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales No. 0C303989
Registered Office 37 Alfred Place London WC1E 7DP