It’s no secret that London is suffering from terrible air quality that effects each of us, our children and the effectiveness of our businesses. In many ways London is so ahead of the curve – but our levels of pollution are increasingly seen as unacceptable.
National Clean Air Day is about raising awareness and understanding the small changes that we can make – at individual levels as well as organisational – which can have a significant impact if we all pitch in.
As a BID we are committed to the cause. We are embarking on a project to improve Regents Canal and enhance it as a viable walking route between Kings Cross and Camden Town. The project will increase safety and lighting, bolster local ecology and allow the beauty of Camley Street Nature Park to spill over to the towpath on the opposite side of the water.
We’ve created an air quality hub to bundle our projects and resources together. Here you can find live data of air pollution, allowing you to monitor and reroute if air quality is particularly bad.
And Click Collect is a campaign encouraging individuals to use centralised delivery points for their packages. It takes vans doing single deliveries off the streets, relieves congestion and makes our city more pedestrian friendly. It’s good for business and good for our lungs.
If you’re taking part in #NationalCleanAirDay, we’d like to hear from you! There’s some great educational campaigns going on, efforts to make changes to behaviour and synchornised campaigns amongst London BIDs to enhance the contribution from the business community to improving air quality.