• Anti-idling campaign
  • Walking map
Air Quality Initiatives

Air Quality remains high on the agenda across London and has been voted a top priority for the neighbourhood in Business and resident surveys in the South Bank and Waterloo. 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.

Low Emissions Neighbourhood

We Are Waterloo and South Bank BID have been developing a set of improvements to Cornwall Road which will deliver the first ‘Greenway’ – part of a network of pleasant, low pollution walking routes set out the South Bank and Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan.  The project will remind local residents and workers to consider how changing their route can reduce exposure to harmful toxins, and Cornwall Road was chosen because it has been measured as 70% less polluted than parallel Waterloo Road.

The  Cornwall Road scheme can be viewed and downloaded here
We want to know your thoughts on the planned measures, which include everything from widened pavements to greenery to public art. Please send any comments to info@wearewaterloo.co.uk by 15th December 2017. 
NB This scheme has been developed in response to the potential availability of funding from the Mayor of London. If funding is received then a further period of public consultation will commence. If the application to receive funding for this scheme is not successful then we will seek alternative funding methods for this scheme in the future.

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!