Published: 8th MAY 2019

Cargo bike moves our London office to Tower Hamlets

We have moved our London offices across the capital from Farringdon to Tower Hamlets by electric cargo bikes, in an exciting step for us as we focus on our 2019 goals, including an overhaul of the National Cycle Network.

Cargo bikes are the way to

With London-based company, Pedal Me, we carefully stacked the bike trailers, securing them tightly for the journey to our new home.

We moved all equipment and belongings for our 53 strong London-based workforce sustainably, a distance of 2.7 miles across the capital. Using electric cargo bikes we transported a 117kg printer, 100 storage boxes, 50 crates full of IT equipment, three cupboards and two smoothie bikes.

Working with Tower Hamlets

Our move brings a significant brand to the borough along with a committed and experienced team that focuses on making streets better for everyone and making it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys.

Relocating to Tower Hamlets builds on our strong relationship with the borough over many years of working together. Tower Hamlets is the first London Borough to take part in our Bike Life study, the UK’s largest programme of research into attitudes to cycling across the country. The borough also works with us on initiatives to make streets safer and encourage cycling and walking for everyday journeys within schools, creating young cycling ambassadors throughout the borough.

Pushing for change and a healthier, happier city

Recent achievements we are proud to have been part of in London are; helping deliver 110km of Quietways cycling and walking routes as Transport for London’s delivery agent, unlocking huge potential in Bromley for liveable neighbourhood funding, working on ambitious cycling and walking designs with Greenwich, and launching a London-wide action plan to improve the National Cycle Network.

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We’re delighted to have moved to Tower Hamlets, a borough with great potential for cycling and walking. Our office move here using cargo bikes just goes to prove it is possible to relocate the contents of a sizeable workplace in a busy capital city like London, in a way that is environmentally sound. We’re looking forward to continuing our exciting work, empowering communities across London to create happier places. Blockquote quotation marks
Matt Winfield, Sustrans London Director,

The charity’s move is welcomed by Tower Hamlets, complementing their own commitment to walking and cycling.

Cllr Kyrsten Perry, Tower Hamlets Cycling Champion said:
“It’s fantastic that Sustrans has chosen Tower Hamlets to be its new home. We welcome the charity with open arms as a major player in making London a place that is safer and healthier to travel around by bike and on foot.

“We know Sustrans well, having worked with them on projects that make streets work better for everyone and in schools across the borough, where they help get children thinking about air quality, health and being more active in their daily lives. We’re also very excited and proud to be the first London borough to be part of Sustrans’ Bike Life initiative, the UK’s biggest survey on attitudes to cycling.

“We, as a council, have lots to look forward to as we continue to work with Sustrans in borough and I am sure Sustrans’ London team will enjoy being part of their new local community with all the vibrancy that Tower Hamlets has to offer.”

Get in touch

We’re now at 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA.

Tel: 020 7017 2350

Email: london@sustrans.org.uk

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