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Exclude Veolia from the London Cycle Hire Scheme!

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  • m.cushman@lse.ac.uk
    Exclude Veolia from the London Cycle Hire Scheme! Transport for London (TfL) is in the process of selecting a contractor to build and operate a public cycle
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2009
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      Exclude Veolia from the London Cycle Hire Scheme!



      Transport for London (TfL) is in the process of selecting a contractor
      to build and operate a public cycle hire scheme similar to the one in
      Paris. The contractor is anticipated to be selected by June this year
      and the scheme will start operating in May 2010. Boris Johnson, Mayor
      of London, is Chair of Transport For London. The French multinational
      Veolia recently set up a subsidiary called Veloway to run cycle hire
      schemes and is highly likely to have bid for such a lucrative and
      prestigious contract. Whether you live in London or not, please write
      or email a letter to the Mayor (
      mayor@...) asking for Veolia and all its subsidiaries,
      including Veloway, to be excluded from this contract on the grounds of
      grave misconduct, namely aiding and abetting Israeli war crimes. Veolia
      is involved in building and operating a tramway linking Israel with its
      illegal settlements in East Jerusalem, binding these settlements more
      firmly to Israel, and so helping to perpetuate war crimes.
      http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/roadusers/cycling/cycle-hire-scheme/ gives a
      description of the cycle hire scheme. A suggested letter is on our
      website:
      http://www.palestinecampaign.org/index7b-2.asp?m_id=1&l1_id=3&l2_id=51&c
      ontent_ID=607



      London is the capital and we all have an interest in its transport
      system. This will be a high profile scheme and a great opportunity to
      put more pressure on Veolia to pull out of the Jerusalem project and
      show Israel that it can no longer break international law with impunity.

      If you live in London, please also write to your Assembly Member, asking
      them to oppose this and raise their opposition with Boris Johnson. For
      details of your Assembly Member:
      http://www.london.gov.uk/assembly/lams_facts_cont.jsp


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