Boris JohnsonΓÇÖs Green Transport Plan to Impact London Offices
Boris Johnson, Mayor for London, has announced a new ‘Greenways’ scheme for London.
The reported figure is ┬ú3.1m, and the plan is to fund more foot and bicycle paths around London this summer in an attempt to make the city greener and cleaner.
If a significant number of foot and bicycle paths are introduced to the capital, this would likely have an impact on serviced office centres in the area as more will find it necessary to make space for amenities such as bicycle parks and shower facilities.
The green agenda is becoming a force to be reckoned with, and as such many business centres and properties around the UK are stepping up to do their bit.
Positively, while many offices already boast key features such as secure parking for bicycles and easy access to public transport, it is likely that this latest drive to make London a greener place will force the issue and put pressure on centres who have so far failed to comply.
The Greenway scheme is part of the Mayor’s Great Outdoors Programme, which provides a number of traffic-free routes commonly through parks and along canal paths.
The first Greenway scheme has recently been opened in Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham. The route runs through the woodland area of the park and connects with existing cycle routes in Lewisham and Bromley. Other areas that are due to follow suit include:
– Ingrebourne Valley, Havering
– Hounslow Heath, Hounslow
– Brompton Cemetery, Kensington and Chelsea
– The Grand Union Canal, Kensington and Chelsea – 700m of the existing path alongside the canal will be upgraded
– Parkland Walk, Haringey – making use of a disused railway
– Hogsmill Bridge, Kingston
– Danbury Street Ramp, Islington
Johnson claims that by “spending money on these schemes we can improve access to some of the most beautiful parts of the capital.”