Forum for the Future is a leading sustainability non-profit based in Old Street. They work globally with businesses, governments and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. They’ve been based in London for over 16 years.
Director of Finance and Operations Rosalyn Parker sent TfL a letter calling for the Mayor’s cycle superhighway scheme to be delivered promptly:
Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 80 or so 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. Several have had serious accidents in recent years, despite undergoing cycle training.
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, great for our business and for London. Please make sure these plans are delivered, without delay.