Exclude Veolia from the London Cycle Hire Scheme!
- 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
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:
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