Cyclists are the happiest commuters, says new YouGov poll

A YouGov survey of London’s commuters has found that cyclists are the capital’s most satisfied commuters when it comes to journey, productivity and work-life balance.

Commissioned by London Executive Offices, the study of over 1,000 London commuters found those who cycled to be 20 per cent more likely to find their commute to be acceptable than those travelling by public transport. Over 90 per cent (91%) of those who cycle to work in London agreeing to the sentiment, while only 74% of bus users and 73% of tube users happy about the experience.

With light exercise factored in to the commute, over half of cyclists polled (53%) agreed that the time they spend riding allows them to achieve a better work life balance, compared to a third of bus (35%), train (29%) and tube users (34%).

Just 27% of those who cycle to work felt that the length of their commute impacted negatively on their productivity at work, compared with 40% of those who use the tube.

Beth Hampson, Commercial Director at LEO, said: “London is an incredibly well-connected city, with our portfolio of prime-location offices across London situated no more than 200 metres from a Santander Cycle docking station. We encourage not only our customers, but everyone who would like to take up cycling, to make the most of London’s dedicated cycle lanes, bike ranks and cycle-friendly park routes.”