Mi–space make more space on Exeter’s roads
( Last Updated: 20-03-2013 )
The Mi-space team, part of the Midas Group, has taken it upon themselves to ride their bikes to work for the last three months. The team are building the £7.7m Rowancroft student apartment scheme for Exeter University and Signpost Housing at Heavitree in the City. The scheme will see the construction of 219 student apartments.
When the project started, Mi-space people - Tim Beattie, David Millar and Chris Herron, along with a small number of the sub-contractors, decided that riding their bikes was the quickest, cheapest and most fun way of getting to the city centre site. To date they have logged up over 800 miles on the roads of Exeter and saved approx 2,400 rush hour man hours behind the wheel.
As Tim Beattie says:
"To be honest, although this is great for helping the environment it's good for business and practical too. I have happier, healthier staff. They are punctual, alert and as a result we do a better job. Better than that, we are three or four fewer cars on the roads of Exeter every single morning and if you have seen the traffic around here at rush hour, then that has got to be a good thing".