The CTC are running a campaign to keep posties on bikes. I’m completely behind it and think its a very worthy cause to not let Royal Mail slip backwards and away from cycling. They are asking people to fill in a form, print the resulting page and then send it to the CTC so it can be delivered to the Royal Mail chief execs. If you have some time then please do help show your support.
Here is the email I received..
You may have heard about the decision of Royal Mail to scrap bicycle delivery and switch to electric trolleys that are shipped out by vans. This would not only make a postal workers’ job less fun, but will have a negative impact on both road safety and the environment. CTC – the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation is campaigning for the Royal Mail to use cargo bikes and tricycles to deliver letters and packages instead, this is already the norm in other European countries.
CTC has launched a campaign to ‘Keep Posties Cycling’. As well as hundreds of people sending us letters expressing their concerns about Royal Mail’s plans, many postmen and postwomen have told us about why they love doing their work on bicycles and can’t believe that the Royal Mail are planning to force them to travel by van.
Before we take the campaign to the next level, it would be great if you could help us spread the word and encourage more cyclists to express their concern about the Royal Mail’s decision to get rid of a long tradition of postal delivery by bike. We would really appreciate it, if you could mention the campaign in your blog and include a link to our campaign. It only needs a few clicks on our website www.ctc.org.uk/royalmail to take action. The online form automatically generates a letter that will be delivered in one load by cargo bike to Royal Mail’s new Chief Executive Moya Greene at Royal Mail’s headquarters.
If you do show your support then leave a comment here and let me know what you think. Also what do you think about occasionally using London Cyclist to get behind causes such as this one – is it a good thing or better left to other websites?