• Anti-idling campaign
  • Walking map
Air Quality Initiatives

Air Quality remains high on the agenda across London, and local air pollution is an increasing concern locally. We work closely with the local authorities, TfL and other key partners on a range of initiatives to both tackle poor air quality and raise awareness of the issue.

Clean Air Better Business (CABB)

We are one of a number of London BIDs and local authorities involved in the Clean Air Better Business (CABB) programme, administered by the Cross River Partnership. Through funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund (MAQF), the programme has seen a number of key initiatives, projects and trials with the aim of tackling the capital’s poor air quality.

Walking Maps and Air Quality Map

Our walking maps can be downloaded here, encouraging you to discover the area on foot, and an ‘air quality widget’ can be found here so that you can check the live air quality in Waterloo.

Air Quality Monitoring

As well as our live air quality map, WeAreWaterloo also supports any monitoring of air quality in the area, such as the Love Lambeth Air project measuring nitrogen dioxide. 

Freight Consolidation and Click/Collect site

An increasingly effective way of reducing traffic congestion to improve air quality is through consolidating business freight and deliveries. If your business is interested in exploring this, please contact us. Having online shopping sent to your work address also adds to traffic congestion and air pollution. By using a ‘click & collect’ service you can help reduce the number of vans on our streets, making Waterloo a nicer, safer and healthier place to visit, shop and work. Our bespoke site can help you to locate the click and collection options in your area.

Engine Idling

An engine left running whilst parked or stationary can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as an engine in motion. Exhaust emissions contain a range of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. WeAreWaterloo has worked with the local authorities and other partners to deliver awareness raising days to tackling vehicle idling in the Waterloo area. Please get in touch if you would be interested in taking part in the next one!