House Hunting on Two Wheels

Real estate agents at Pedal to Properties, a Colorado-based company, gives house tours by bike.

"'People these days are looking for work, school, retail and home all accessible in a defined area,' said Matt Kolb, president of Pedal to Properties, which provides showings by bicycle in the Boulder area and plans to open an office in Portland, Ore., by year's end.

'When you're on a bike, especially in a town like this, you open their eyes to the neighborhood and show them how quickly they can get around without a car,' he said.

"'What better way to look for houses?' said Kelly Stroker, 34, a NOAA scientist who pedaled to nine properties with Kolb before deciding on one three miles from work, with bike paths safe enough she could haul her toddler to day care in a bike trailer."

Full Story: Real estate firm pushes the pedal with green idea

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95
T-shirt with map of Chicago

Show your city pride

Men's Ultrasoft CityFabric© tees. Six cities available.
$23.00