Rothschild, the 200-year-old investment bank, backs Cycle Superhighways

rothschild-logoRothschild is a British multinational bank with operations in 40 countries. Founded in the City of London in 1811, it is the world’s 31st oldest bank. Among many other things, they provide mergers and acquisition consultancy, asset management and venture capital.

Executive Vice-Chairman Simon Linnett sent TfL this letter yesterday:

Rothschild is a leading provider of financial services based in the City of London. We have been based in London for over 200 years.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 800 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 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.

Kind regards,

Simon Linnett
Executive Vice Chairman