Heathrow hires world’s first airport cycle officer

First airport cycle officer

Heathrow, May 18, 2016: Getting 16,500 local colleagues who live within 5 km of the airport onto bikes will be the goal of Heathrow’s new airport cycle officer, who has now started his post. Ali Jafarey, the world’s first dedicated airport cycle officer, is leading a one year cycle partnership between Heathrow and Sustrans the UK’s foremost cycling and walking charity.  The partnership will work to make the airport’s cycle routes safer, more accessible and train airport colleagues to feel more confident on their bikes.

Persuading Heathrow colleagues to take up cycling is part of the airport’s wider campaign to reduce single occupancy car journeys, as well as related congestion and emissions.

Heathrow hires world's first airport cycle officer

Ali Jafarey, the world’s first dedicated airport cycle officer

Source: Heathrow Airport