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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


September 5, 2018

The Northbank BID is working in collaboration with stakeholders and partners, such as: Westminster City Council, the GLA and capco, to deliver Business Low Emission Neighbourhood initiatives.

The project will bring improvements that will help make the local area more pleasant for customers and staff to walk and cycle in, as well as helping businesses to reduce their emissions and running costs.


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.


Up to 40% of workplace deliveries being personal parcels, alternative ‘click & collect’ delivery services can help reduce congestion and improve air quality in central London.

Our Click & Collect website maps the location of collection points of local service providers, making it simple for users to identify their most convenient collection point. It also provides discounted deliveries and free trial memberships for the paid-for services.

There is lots of choice for convenient pick up points close to stations or where you live.


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.

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!