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What you can do

There are lots of things that you can do to help improve air quality in the borough

Walk or cycle more

The principal driver of air pollution in London is road transport

If you’re in a car, you have 20% more exposure to air pollution, so leave it at home.

You’ll get fit too – for most people, the health benefits of walking and cycling far outweigh the potential risks associated with poor air quality.

If you have a long-standing medical condition, it’s worth finding out from your doctor how poor air quality affects this.

Find out more about walking, including walking routes.

Find out more about cycling, including cycling routes.

Pollution alerts

Occasionally pollution is elevated across parts or the whole of London.

If you have asthma or heart problems you can sign up for an air quality forecasting system such as airTEXT so that you can take steps to protect your health.

Car clubs

Car sharing and car clubs provide you with a safer, cleaner and greener way of using a car when you need one, without the cost of hassle of owning one.

They also reduce air pollution by removing cars from the borough’s roads.

Visit car clubs to find out more.

Report idling vehicles

Turning off your engine and restarting it after a minute or longer causes less pollution than keeping the engine idling and uses less fuel.

Idling is also an offence, so if you see cars idling somewhere on a regular basis please let us know so that we can try to do something about it.

Email us at pollutionsupport@hackney.gov.uk with the location, type of vehicle and time of day.

You can also volunteer to tackle idling in your area.

Set up a play street

Reclaim your neighbourhood from polluting cars and set up a play street.

School streets

Ask your children’s school if they’d be interested in introducing a school street, where roads outside schools are closed at opening and closing times to improve air quality, and encourage walking and cycling to school.

Improve energy efficiency in your home

Emissions from household boilers are a key contributor to poor air quality.

By making your home more energy efficient, you can not only reduce these emissions, but save money too.

Find out more about saving energy.

Page updated on: 8 July 2019