A healthier life-style with car-free living at Canonmills Garden
Artisan is promoting car-free living this month by offering buyers the opportunity to reserve an apartment without parking at their award-winning Canonmills Garden Development for only £99. Nestled between Stockbridge and Broughton the budding new development is within easy walking distance to the city centre’s offices, bars and restaurants. They have partnered with Enterprise Car Club who is installing four cars for rent, situated just outside the development. Three years free membership is on offer to those buying an apartment, along with £50 free credit.
Each apartment at Canonmills Garden, situated close to the Water of Leith cycle paths, also comes with bike storage facility.
“Britain has some way to go before we emulate cities like Copenhagen, where only 29% of the households even own a car and there are 454 kilometres of cycle track. Yet global concerns about climate change, and government measures to create cleaner, greener urban environments, are leading more of our policy makers, planners and developers to collaborate on successful car-free schemes all over the UK.
“Developments like Canonmills Garden are clearly fulfilling a demand from a wide range of city-loving buyers, from millennials to downsizers, who have made the conscious decision to live car-free, motivated by both environmental and wellbeing concerns. The UK Government’s latest National Travel Survey reveals 42 per cent of adults walk for travel purposes once a week and 12 per cent cycle. This will be considerably higher in cities like Edinburgh, Oxford and London which have well-connected public transport systems.
“In addition, a growing number of buyers are now wearing trainers and fitness trackers to tackle their daily commute on foot. Others are turning to pedal power, taking advantage of the cycle ways and bike storage units which are now often integrated in to the design of residential developments.
“Developers like Artisan are making arrangements with car clubs for residents who want to escape the city and travel further afield, sometimes offering membership as a sales incentive.”
Three years free membership is on offer to those buying an apartment, along with £50 free credit.