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Air Quality Activities

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We have installed an air quality monitor to record levels of NO2 on the Aldwych

25 businesses on the Northbank have already pledged to show their commitment to champion air quality

By cycling to work you can limit your pollution exposure as well as getting the exercise benefits


April 25, 2018

Watch what happened on Northbank Cleaner Streets Day 2018: WATCH NOW.

And hear from members of Northbank businesses about their thoughts on the activity: ACCA, RSA and Theodore Bullfrog!



One of the Northbank BID’s major objectives is to broadly improve air quality and to reduce peoples exposure to poor air quality. There are a number of ways we are already doing this and an upcoming initiative to showcase alternative, cleaner, routes around the area will help individuals in getting immediate positive results.

Read a little guide to how Northbank businesses are working collectively to improve the air locally, and how proactive action can limit your exposure of pollution.

Read more here.

You can request printed versions by contacting the BID on 0203 697 9279 or info@thenorthbank.london.


March 26, 2018

We’re addressing: personal exposure to pollution, business waste & freight consolidation, infrastructure alterations, and individual behaviour changes.

Personal Exposure Report Available Now!

The Northbank BID and King’s College London have gathered data on the personal exposure characteristics of several workers in the BID area to better determine when, where and how individuals were exposed to particulate air pollution on their journeys into and out of the area and through the day.

Volunteers wore personal pollution monitors every day for two weeks and this information, along with GPS location data was used to assess differences in exposure between contrasting routes and/or modes of transport for each participant.

In all cases, the volunteers were able to change some aspect of their commute to avoid particulate pollution and so reduce their exposure. Exposure reductions of around 25% to 40% were achieved but for two people this was much greater.

READ NOW: Personal Exposure and Air Quality in the Northbank Report

You can also read Evening Standard coverage of the report (06.04.18): here.

The Londonist has also covered the report (11.04.18): here.




With support from the Mayor of London, we have been awarded a fund to expand our efforts in tackling toxic air. The Northbank has been named as one of five ‘Business Low Emissions Neighbourhoods’, selected from 15 bids, showing the wide-ranging support for improving air quality among London’s business community.

Find out more here.