Changing London: Quietway cycle routes set to further increase popularity of some of London’s property hotspots
- 27th September 2016
- Buying Property News
Seven new bicycling routes have launched across 15 boroughs, with expansion planned to cover all 32 boroughs by 2018
Following its cycle “superhighways,” Transport for London has launched Quietways, another new initiative to encourage cycling to and from work.
Quietways are new cycle routes which link the suburbs to the centre via quiet backstreets, parks and, every now and again, canals and riverbanks.
So far seven have been launched across 15 boroughs. Examples of the new Quietways include Clapham Common to Wimbledon and Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace. Elephant and Castle has already undergone significant regeneration and is seen as a good area for property investment with the Quietways set to increase interest further.
New infrastructure developments frequently help add a premium to property, and ,with the introduction of the Night Tube, property around those stations that are open are likely to see a rise in prices.
Each Quietway route is clearly signposted and chosen deliberately to be relatively safe and quiet, although they are not physically separated from other traffic. The plan is to increase the number of routes in 2018 so that they extend to all 32 London boroughs.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman of ludlowthompson, comments: “We have long encouraged buyers to think about the impact of cycle routes, particularly since the Boris Bikes were first introduced.”
“It is early days yet, but cycle superhighways have had an impact and I can see that Quietways routes could be attractive and helpful for commuters who want to cycle in and out to work from the suburbs.
“They could also entice even more buyers to areas that are already seen as hubs for young professionals and new families, although there is still going to be a big premium for being near a tube station or convenient rail route.”
We have long encouraged buyers to think about the impact of cycle routes, particularly since the Boris Bikes were first introduced
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