Land Securities is the largest commercial property company in the UK and a member of the FTSE 100. Land Securities’ London property portfolio totals 6.6 million square feet and houses hundreds of businesses who employ more than 40,000 people. The company has been based in London since 1944.
Sustainable Business Advisor for Land Securities, Anna Chapman, has sent TfL this statement:
We see an increasing demand for cycle spaces and shower facilities from many of our clients and, like them, see a growing number of our own 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 their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our customers and 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.
Sustainable Business Advisor