With 1500 employees in London, the group provides essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community and have been based in London for over 126 years.
Financial Times CEO, John Ridding, shared the following with Transport for London yesterday:
Dear Transport for London,
Financial Times is a leading media business based in Southwark. We provide essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community and have been based in London for over 126 years.
Like many businesses, a growing number of our 1500 employees in London 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 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 great for our business and for London. Please make sure these plans are delivered, without delay.