Dear Councillor Jones,
Farrell + Clark Architects have been based in the Borough of Camden now for 7 years with a lease for many more. One of the key reasons for choosing to locate our office in this Borough was for its public transport links and commitment to improving the provisions for cycling. The Tavistock/Torrington Place scheme now directly links our office to the main train stations at Kings Cross and Euston.
As an architectural practice with a core belief in sustainable development we also try ourselves to keep our own carbon footprint on the planet as small as possible. This includes encouraging and supporting those of us who wish to cycle to the office. Our research has shown that the biggest obstacle is the belief that cycling is not safe in London.
The excellent provision now for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial is definitely one of the attractions of the neighbourhood to us, and feedback from those of us here who use it already is overwhelmingly positive, and most important improving safety for all road users and pedestrians.
The excellent provision for cycling from the main stations to our office via the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us to 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.
Ed Griffin RIBA
Farrell + Clark Architects
Tudor House, 35 Gresse Street. W1T 1QY