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Give views on Air Quality Action Plan

  5 February 2018 A plan to improve air quality by cracking down further on car engine idling, planting more trees, introducing School Streets and Pedestrian Days and many more ideas has been published by Waltham Forest Council. In London, 9,400 people die from illnesses related to air quality every year. Waltham Forest’s Air Quality Action Plan includes...
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Lea Bridge Road Cycle Route wins 2017 Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year Award

  The Transport for London (TfL) funded Mini Holland scheme “Lea Bridge Road Cycle Route” recently won the Healthy Streets award for “Proposal of the Year” at the Landor first Healthy Streets Conference in September. Lea Bridge Road is being modernised with over £15 million of investment to transform this key road into an attractive destination for...
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No Ordinary Bicycle: John Kemp Starley and the two-wheeled revolution

30 August 2017 - New exhibition in Waltham Forest John Kemp Starley (1855 – 1901), born in Walthamstow, played a key role in the development of the modern bicycle. Starley’s modifications to the ‘safety’ bicycle enabled more people than ever before to access this form of transport, leading to the ‘bicycle craze’ of the late 19th...
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A new zero emissions courier service is coming to Waltham Forest

11 July 2017 - Waltham Forest has been successful in securing funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund for the launch of a Zero Emissions Courier Scheme.   The scheme will offer a delivery service to local businesses, organisations and charities using zero emission modes, such as cargo bikes and electric vans, to benefit air quality and the...
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