Price & Myers is a leading structural engineering consultancy based in London, W1. We provide structural, infrastructure and sustainability consultancy services and have been based in central London for over 35 years.
Peter Dash, Partner outlined why Price & Myers supports the new routes :
‘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 them 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 spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.
The proposed north–south and east–west routes 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.
‘Crossrail for bikes’ is, on balance, excellent for our business and for London. Please make sure these plans are delivered, without delay.’
Peter Dash, Partner
PRICE & MYERS