New bicycling routes have been set up across 15 boroughs, with expansion designed to cover all 32 boroughs by the year 2018.
Succeeding its cycle “superhighways,” Transport for London has established Quietways Cycle; another way of promoting cycling to and from work.
Quietways are new cycle routes which connects the suburban area to the centre via parks, quiet backstreets, as well as riverbanks and canals.
So far, seven of these new bicycling routes have already been set up across 15 boroughs. Some of them includes Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace, and Clapham Common to Wimbledon. Elephant and Castle has already undergone important renovations, and is considered a good area for property investment with the Quietways set to further develop the interest of investors and home owners.
Significant infrastructure developments often times add a premium to a certain property, and with the launching of the Night Tube, properties around those stations are likely to see an increase in prices.
Each of these Quietway route is distinctly signposted and deliberately chosen to be relatively safe and peaceful, although they are not physically set-apart from other traffic. The plan is to add in the number of routes in year 2018 so that they may extend to all 32 London boroughs.
We have long encouraged our buyers to think about the outcome of cycle routes, particularly since the Boris Bikes were first introduced. It may be early yet, but cycle superhighways have had significant impact and Quietways routes could be captivating, as well as practical for all commuters who want to cycle in and out to work from the suburban area.
They could also draw in even more buyers, particularly young professionals and new families; although properties near a tube station or any convenient rail route for that matter, may still display quite a big value.