Top rental properties for London cyclists
- 15th August 2012
- Renting Property News
Team GB’s golden haul at this summer's Games is inspiring a new wave of interest in London cycling
More Londoners than ever are now cycling to work: cycling now accounts for every 1 in 50 trips made in the capital, compared to 1 in 84 in 2000. A third of all bicycle journeys are commuters going to and from work.
London tenants in particular are now actively seeking out ‘bike friendly’ properties with:
• Ample and safe storage space
• Well mapped cycle lanes – including the new cycle superhighways
• Located within a comfortable commuting distance
• Flats with steep stairs and/or no lift access (i.e. top floor flats in Victorian conversions) can be a problem.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman of ludlowthompson, comments: “Cycling took off during the recession, and has picked up a fresh head of steam following Team GB’s Olympic success.
“London has a great infrastructure system in place for cyclists, from cycle-lanes and Bike-hire stations to the cycle for work scheme.
“Unfortunately these days it’s not always safe to leave a bicycle chained up on the street. Consequently, there has been a surge in demand for properties with safe storage for bicycles.
“Proximity to proper cycle highways is a key factor for cyclists when choosing their next home too. Because of this, we have decided to list potential properties that are sure to interest house hunters searching for a bike-friendly home.”
Here are some top properties for cyclists from London's letting agent:
3 bedroom conversion apartment in Clapham
4 bed apartment in Oval
4 bed apartment in Whitechapel
2 bedroom semi-detached apartment in Wapping
2 bed apartment in Whitechapel
There has been a surge in demand for properties with safe storage for bicycles
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