Leigh Day is a leading law firm that has been based in Clerkenwell for the past 25 years. Sally Moore, Partner and Management Board Member explained why kerb segregated cycling in the heart of the capital is so important to the team:
We provide legal advice to hundreds of cyclists injured on the UK’s roads as the law firm exclusively representing members of both British Cycling and British Triathlon. We have also recently announced our partnership with the Bespoke project, a unique study by the research teams at Barts Health NHS Trust aimed at making London’s roads safer for cyclists.
Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 300 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 kerb protected cycle lanes along the 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.
Partner, Management Board Member and Head of Personal Injury