Formed in 1992, the Energy Saving Trust with 80 staff in London, works with governments, local authorities, third sector organisations and businesses. Their activities include delivering government programmes, testing low-carbon technology, certification of good and the developing of models and tools.
Philip Sellwood, is the Chief Executive Energy Saving Trust and explains why safe cycling infrastructure is important to the trust:
‘Like many businesses in London, a fast 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 employee satisfaction, health, and freedom and that’s why we proudly endorse the plans outlined by TfL to create new segregated routes through the heart of the city. Both the proposed north–south and east–west routes will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. It will also help us to achieve our mission to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the capital.
These plans are good for business, for London, and for all Londoners whether they cycle or not.
We believe the proposals will make London a more attractive place to work and to conduct business. We also note strong evidence from cities around the world that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses, improves health and well-being, lowers air pollution levels and congestion.
We support the plans and hope they can be delivered as soon as possible.’
Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive
Energy Saving Trust