Sean Cannon, managing director of Cannon & Cannon Fine Foods explained why the business is so in favour of the two new segregated cycle lanes
‘We need to receive and despatch deliveries quickly and efficiently every day. We do not believe the new cycle superhighways will have any significant negative impact on our ability to do this. In fact, it may improve our ability to make trade deliveries by cargo bike, something we aspire to do.
‘It is also clear that more and more of our customers cycle to us. Evidence globally is overwhelming that cyclists and pedestrians spend more with local retailers and businesses than car drivers. We want to see this part of our trade grow.
‘We value employee satisfaction, health, and freedom and that’s why we endorse the plans outlined by TfL to create new segregated routes through the heart of the city.
‘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 make London a more attractive city in which we can build and run our business.
‘Crossrail for Bikes’ is, on balance good, for our business and for London. Please make sure these plans are delivered without delay.’
Cannon & Cannon Fine Foods
Borough Market, SE1 9AG