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Cycling ‘Experts’ Ban Cycling

Posted by chdot on July 6, 2007

Curious tale from today’s Times.

Transport for London’s cycling advisors Jacobs Babtie (“In the area of cycling, we can offer expert resources at every stage from cycle policy and promotion through to the detailed design and implementation of cycle schemes.”) has told its staff that cycling (at work) is too dangerous!


Jenny Jones, the green transport adviser to Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, said TfL should consider cancelling its contracts with Jacobs. She said: ‘It is hypocritical to offer advice on promoting cycling but at the same time ban your staff from using bikes. If Jacobs does not understand how important cycling is to TfL, we need to ask whether they are the right sort of company to work with.’

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