180 CEOs back active travel

Over 180 London employers support plans for kerb protected cycle lanes in central London.

Chief executives from the finance, technology, law, media, and healthcare sectors are clear that ‘Crossrail for Bikes’ is good for employees, businesses, and London.

London businesses support ‘Crossrail for Bikes’

Leading employers from across the finance, technology, creative, education and healthcare sectors support the plans for two segregated cycles lanes in central London.

Employee demand

Our employees cycle and they deserve appropriate infrastructure. The quality and availability of workplace cycling influences the career decisions of more than half of employees. (Cycling and the Modern Workplace, PDF)

Reduced congestion

580,000 journeys are made by bike in London every day, increasing this number will continue to reduce congestion on crowded tubes and bus routes, especially at peak times. That means we can all get more done.

Healthy lifestyles

Londoners work hard and are short of time.  Fitting exercise into a daily commutes makes for healthier, more productive teams.

A world class city

In recent years, major world cities like New York, Copenhagen and Paris have used cycling facilities to improve their citizens’ lives. This is London’s chance to do the same.

Our environment

We love this city. We want to be able to walk, eat, and laugh on its streets. Poor air quality and noise pollution affect businesses as well as residents.

Supporting retailers

Cyclists and pedestrians spend more money in local retailers than drivers do. Increasing cycling will help support the small businesses that help our city to thrive. (The Pedestrian Pound, PDF)



Latest Updates

With Mayoral elections coming up we expect a small number of candidates to incorrectly assert that congestion and pollution have been increased by the extraordinarily successful E-W Cycle lane along the embankment. Carlton Reid’s new site will be myth-busting, fact-checking and error-busting errant statements. Check out his site at http://unblocktheembankment.org.uk

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Streetfilms.org sets the global standard for video content on the transformation of cities in the 21st century. We met with Clarence Eckerson, StreetFilms’ prolific producer in New York to talk about how the CyclingWorks campaign could be emulated in other cities.   The video explains a little how a small group activists – Nick Kocharhook, Jonathan Kenyon,… Read More

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The Mayor of London’s plans to move ahead with kerb-protected cycling infrastructure in the heart of the city has been strongly welcomed by over 170 London employers and business campaigning group CyclingWorks.London. Transport for London’s revised plans reduce potential delays to motor traffic whilst delivering a high-quality cycling route, demonstrating that they have listened to… Read More

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In a significant moment for London, all four of the Major Trauma Centres which provide emergency healthcare for the city have called for the completion of fully protected cycle lanes, as proposed by the Mayor, Boris Johnson. St George’s Trust, in South London today joined Barts & The Royal London, Kings College, Imperial College as well as… Read More

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WSP are a global engineering and project management firm based in Canada. A few of their more high-profile projects have included the Hungerford Bridge, the New York Times building in Manhattan, and the Shard. Earlier this year WSP announced their acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the New York construction giant. Parsons Brinckerhoff have decades of experience with huge transportation engineering projects including… Read More

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Leigh Day is a leading law firm that has been based in Clerkenwell for the past 25 years.   Sally Moore, Partner and Management Board Member explained why kerb segregated cycling in the heart of the capital is so important to the team: We provide legal advice to hundreds of cyclists injured on the UK’s roads as… Read More

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Opinions on the plans

‘The Mayor’s plan and vision for cycling are great news for the film business in London. We look forward to seeing them in place without delay.’

‘The staff and directors of Pollard Thomas Edwards cycle over 5000 miles per month on London’s streets….. These proposed dedicated cycleways will enhance London’s reputation as a forward-thinking sustainable capital city, and make travel safer for our cyclists.’

‘Our background in the military gives us a firm understanding of the benefits of a fit and active workforce, and we recognise that many more people would ride if more dedicated, and safer resources were provided.

These new lanes will enable many more Londoners to take up riding, either for leisure or commuting and be able to do so in comfort.  We look forward to seeing the scheme implemented.’

‘I have been commuting to work by bicycle ever since I first worked in London at the age of 17, now over 38 years ago… based in the Rolls Building on Fetter Lane. I urge TfL to have no hesitation in introducing this long overdue improvement, and hope you will do so as soon as possible.’

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