London cycle routes upgraded
- 13th November 2013
- Renting Property News
Tenants on two wheels benefit from new segregated bike lane in East London and route linking North and South London.
Tenants braving the shorter days and colder, wet weather by cycling to work can take comfort from two new improvements to London’s cycle infrastructure.
The main East London cycle superhighway has been extended by nearly two miles, from Bow to Stratford. Cyclists using this new section will also benefit from being segregated from other road traffic, making this section of the route much safer.
A new route has also been announced, running from Elephant and Castle to King’s Cross, including a crossing of the Thames at traffic hotspot Blackfriars Bridge.
Cycling is booming in popularity in London, with recent Transport for London data revealing that the number of cyclists on London’s roads has increased by about 150% over ten years.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson, comments, “Many of our tenants now cycle to work and these improvements to the road layout to benefit cyclists are a welcome development.
“Flat-hunters looking at East London or Elephant and Castle will benefit from a new, safer option to get to work.
“A growing number of landlords are recognising the importance of cycling to their tenants, by providing safe storage for bikes in their rental properties. Cycle-friendly improvements to the roads like these mean that cyclists will be an increasingly important demographic for London’s rental market to cater for.”
Many of our tenants now cycle to work and these improvements to the road layout are a welcome development.
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