Air Quality

Improving air quality on a local street level is one of our public realm priorities.

Air quality in Central London is linked to health issues

Like most parts of Central London, Victoria suffers from poor air quality. Invisible to the eye, this is largely due to a combination of emissions from vehicles on the roads and gas boilers in buildings. Improving local air quality is vital to ensuring our area is a healthy and vibrant place to live, work, visit and do business in.

Here are some of the projects we are working on with the CAV4 project and independently and ways you can get involved:

Little Guide to Better Air Quality

Read our Little Guide to Better Air Quality to learn more about the health effects of poor air quality, identify additional activities you can undertake and read case studies from local businesses.

Health Check Your Business

Your office generates vehicles trips – by suppliers visiting your site or sometimes through staff travel choices – and so your workplace is a key player in improving local air quality. Simply have someone in your office who is familiar with dealing with suppliers and ordering goods and services to your office visit and complete the short questionnaire – it takes 60 seconds at most. They’ll instantly receive recommendations and tips that can be integrated into your current operations.

Click, Collect and Create Cleaner Air

Having online shopping sent to your work address adds to traffic congestion and air pollution in Victoria. Use our new website to find alternative delivery options. Give it a go!

Zero and Low Emission Suppliers Directory

As part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 project which we participate in, we and Cross River Partnership (CRP) have created suppliers directories for the Victoria and Victoria Westminster BID areas. Visit these directories and choose a supplier that uses cleaner fuels and vehicles to deliver your goods and services.

ULEZ expansion

From 25th October 2021, the existing Ultra Low Emission Zone will expand, creating a single larger zone up to, but not including, the North and South Circular Roads. CRP has created ULEZ guidance flow charts to aid resident and business vehicle owners on next steps to meet the standards. A simple breakdown of the financial costs associated with those continuing to drive a vehicle that does not meet the ULEZ (or LEZ) standards is also provided.

Walk and Cycle

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise there is. The Central London Footways map offers attractive, low pollution walking routes in Victoria and beyond.

If you cycle and want to brush up on your cycling or gain new skills, book a lesson with Cycle Confident. If you want to park your bike locally, use our cycle parking map to find bike parking locations. We’re also working with TfL and Westminster City Council to add more bike stands locally.

Engine Idling

If you drive into the Victoria area, don’t be an engine idler! Switch off your engine when parked to stop harmful vehicle emissions building up around your vehicle that people have to breathe in. And save a bit of fuel too.

Monitoring Air Quality

Check live air pollution levels for Victoria on the London Air website.

These are just some of the projects and initiatives we are involved in to improve air quality in Victoria. For further information please contact us.