Letter: Prescott's task

Sir: As founder of the Oxford Rickshaw Company and the recently formed British Rickshaw Network I'd like to lend my support to the plea from Dame Alix Meynell and others (letter, 19 January) for awareness of the elderly in any truly integrated transport planning.

The Oxford company provides tours of our city, having re-engineered the rickshaw to include 21 gears, hydraulic disc brakes and halogen lights

The elderly share a cause with the disabled, shoppers, and adults in charge of small children. Rickshaws must play a significant role in solving our traffic problems. They are low in capital cost, labour-intensive and non-polluting.