All posts by Safer Bloomsbury

Price & Myers

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.

Kind regards,

 Regards,

Peter.

Peter Dash

Partner

PRICE & MYERS

020 7631 5128

37 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP

www.pricemyers.co

Price & Myers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales No. 0C303989
Registered Office 37 Alfred Place London WC1E 7DP

Yoyo Wallet

Dear Councillor Jones,

Yoyo Wallet is a leading mobile payment business based in Fitzrovia.  We have been based in London for over three years.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 40 employees cycle to work. 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 also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also 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.

Kind regards,

ANDREW HORTON

VP OPERATIONS

+44 7973 737495  |  @YOYOWALLET  |  YOYOWALLET.COM

Yoyo Wallet Ltd

2nd floor, Kirkman House

12-14 Whitfield Street

London

W1T 2RF

Hotel Creative Ltd.

Dear Councillor Jones,

Hotel Creative is a leading Design agency based in Soho.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 30 employees cycle to work. 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 also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also 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.

Kind regards,

Nick Griffiths

Hotel Creative Ltd.

5th Floor, 100 Oxford Street

London W1D 1LL

020 7287 5020

077 2588 4604

www.hotelcreative.co.uk

UCL

Dear Councillor Jones,

UCL’s response to the Tavistock Place and Torrington Place cycle lane trial

I am writing on behalf of University College London (UCL) in support of the new road arrangements on Tavistock Place and Torrington Place. As one of the largest institutions in the Borough of Camden, with over 38,000 students and 11,000 staff, the local environment plays an integral role in supporting a healthy, productive and safe community.

The changes to the Tavistock Place and Torrington Place cycle lanes are providing a safer means of cycling to and from the campus, as well as creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment by removing a large number of vehicles. Many of our staff and students choose to cycle to work. We recognise the important contribution that this makes to their health and lifestyle, as well as the wider benefits to both UCL and London, by helping to tackle congestion and air pollution.

Evidence suggests that a larger proportion of UCL’s community would cycle if they were provided with better facilities and felt safer on London’s roads. UCL is already taking positive steps to play its part in supporting this, by providing cycle training and improving our cycling facilities. But there are wider infrastructure improvements which need to be put in place by London’s key transport bodies in order to increase uptake in cycling. In this regard, the new Tavistock Place and Torrington Place road layout represents a major step forward. These changes will allow more of our staff and students to enjoy cycling to work.

We recognise that the scheme also has wider benefits: it will help improve air quality, ensure that the roads are safer for pedestrians to cross, and create a more pleasant environment to work and study. Indeed, we believe that this scheme will provide the impetus to wider road improvements in the environs around UCL’s Bloomsbury campus, creating a safer and more pleasant area for all.

We will continue to encourage our students and staff to share their feedback with Camden Council to help shape the final layout of this scheme. Overall, UCL strongly welcomes the Tavistock Place and Torrington Place road improvements and is committed to working closely with Camden Council to ensure that these are made permanent.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Arthur

UCL President and Provost

Price & Myers

Dear Councillor Jones,

Price & Myers is a leading Consulting Engineer based in Bloomsbury, and have been based in the area for over 35 years.
Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 180 employees cycle to work. 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. The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington 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.
The previous cycle lane arrangements in this area were a death-trap – I witnessed several accidents there myself and actively avoided it on my ride to work for safety reasons.
It has been transformed by the excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme, and this will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also 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.
Kind regards,

Andy Toohey
Partner

PRICE & MYERS

020 7631 5128

37 Alfred Place
London WC1E 7DP

www.pricemyers.com

Askia UK

Dear Councillor Jones,

Askia UK is a leading supplier of market research software, based in East London for over 10 years.

Like many businesses in London, at least half of our dozen employees cycle to work. 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 also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme is currently used and appreciated by some of our employees, and more facilities like these will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to run and expand our business.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

Jérôme Sopoçko

Founder and Director

Askia

EC2A 3QT

Ralph Dubber Creative Services

Dear Councillor Jones,

Ralph Dubber Creative Services is a leading visual effects artist based in the West End. I provide visual effects for the film and advertising industry and have been based in London for over 15 years.

Like many businesses in London, I cycle to work every day. And even larger proportion of the people I work with would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

I value my safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for myself and colleagues/friends. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help me retain the business I do, providing a safe passage to and from work. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run all businesses.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for all businesses and for London. Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

Ralph Dubber

Ralph Dubber Creative Services Ltd.

SG4 9JJ

Diagonal View

Dear Councillor Jones.

I’m writing from Diagonal View, a company based on Mortimer St. We employ 55 people in the video/tech industry, and have found that since the introduction of the Tavistock scheme, more and more of our employees are happy to cycle to work.

As well as commuting, a lot of our business is conducted with Google, at their Holborn offices. Better provision for cyclists facilitates our work and contact with them, and as such is a real help to our operation.

As a company, we’d would really like the the scheme to be made permanent.

Best,

Adam.

Adam King

Creative Director

adam@diagonal-view.com

+44 (0)7931 170 374

www.diagonal-view.com

KASE solutions

Dear Councillor Jones,

KASE solutions is a leading UX company based in Camden.  We provide broadband private and charity service and have been based in London for over 10 years.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our employees cycle to work. 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 also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also 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.

Kind regards,

Kailas Elmer

Director

UX / IA / Content Strategy

077 4866 5097

eClerx Ltd

Dear Councillor Jones,

eClerx Ltd is a leading knowledge process outsourcing (“KPO”) company based in Mayfair.  We provide middle/back office operations support to over 30 Fortune 500 companies and have been based in London for over 16 years.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 35 employees cycle to work. 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 also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also 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.

Kind regards,

Richard Hughes

Program Manager – Client Engagement, Financial Services

eClerx Ltd

Phone: +44 20 7529 6000

http://www.eclerx.com/fs

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