Smarter Travel

We regularly update this page to bring you information about events and activities around the borough. If you attend any of our events this year we hope you'll give us your feedback by emailing us at

Smarter Travel Roadshow and Events

Table: What's on

Date and time

Event and Venue


19 to 24 NovemberRoad Safety Week
The Mall Shopping Centre by Cineworld
Come and meet us upstairs by Cineworld, find out more about keeping safe out and about and using our roads safely. We will have road safety resources for children and adults and cycle skills lesson information.
October - during park opening times

Finding Hari Bear in the following parks:


A fun orienteering resource has been put into these five parks. The bears were created by very talented young people in our primary schools.

Our parks are full of history and many are proud to display their Green Flag Award - you can enjoy some active family time visiting and finding Hari.

This is a free resource aimed at spreading the messages of actively travelling around. We know this will improve our air quality, our health and keep us fit.

The bears will only be in the park for October and November 2017.


For further information about Smarter Travel and Roadshow Events in Haringey please keep visiting these pages or you can contact us at or 020 8489 5351.

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Smarter Travel videos

Air Monsters vs Air Rangers

What can you do to help improve the air that you breathe? Our short animation film gives you further information and advice. The film was developed by The Mulberry Primary School in partnership with Urban Outdoors and Smarter Travel Haringey.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

For more information about our schools education and road safety initiatives please look at our Road Safety Education page. We also have information on safe journeys to school.

Haringey Loves Cycling

View our Haringey Loves Cycling film to see the range of cycling activities and services available to people who live, work and study in Haringey:

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Active Travel Projects

Active Travel Community Projects Funding 2017

Smarter Travel has awarded active travel funds to projects which encourage residents to walk or cycle rather than drive - including a walking club, a bike loan scheme/maintenance programme.

Organisations or businesses could apply to the council for up to £5,000 of funding from TfL to get their project started.

Our Active Travel Community Projects for 2017 included the following from our community groups:

Group NameProjectMain Outputs

Table: Active Travel Community Projects

Living Under One Sun (LUOS)Cycling for healthier and closer communitiesCycling and walking sessions and bicycle maintenance
Selby TrustGreen WheelsFamily bicycle training classes, bicycle maintenance classes and local rides and walks
Step by StepGet Set GoEnabling disabled children to cycle to and from school, and Sunday cycle sessions
Haringey Play Association (HarPA)Cycling ProjectCycling activities for young people in Northumberland Park, based at Somerford Grove
Markfield ProjectMarkfield Travel Training SchemeOffering travel training by expert trainers, plus group walks
Tottenham Hotspur FoundationCycle FunWeekly rides to encourage vulnerable local people to overcome personal difficulties relating to mental health, addictions etc
Parents Forum Resource GroupWalking and promotion8 weeks walking and talking sessions for 23-30 people

For more information please on these projects please email

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Personal Travel Planning

Personal Travel Planning Service for residents in Seven Sisters and Tottenham Green Wards: the follow-up sessions are now in progress. Email or telephone the Smarter Travel Team on 020 8489 5351.

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 Sky Rides and Breeze Rides

New Sky Rides (external link) have been announced throughout London that are open to men, women and families. Choose from Easy, Steady or Challenging rides.

Eager to get back into cycling but want to build your confidence? Check out this ride on Sunday 24 July:  Find the Spriggen (PDF, 272KB) - register online to enjoy this easy ride (external link).

Please contact us if you are interested in women only rides. We regularly advertise these here and the routes and dates are posted on the Sky Ride Breeze Website (external link).

Fancy becoming a local Breeze Champion?  If you want to refresh your skills or know anyone who wants to become a champion contact us for more information: or email the area Breeze Coordinator:

See our Cycling page for more information about all our cycling activities.

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Cycle Training in Haringey is Free

Free lessons for everyone from 9-99 years, who lives, works or studies in Haringey to learn to cycle safely and confidently, individually or in fun group sessions.

Our cycle training provider has a programme to deliver cycle training to schools in the borough. Why not make sure you are road safe by signing up to our training sessions in Finsbury Park at the Ball Games Area, near Endymion Road. Improve your own cycle skills and enjoy safer cycling with your children too, by signing up for a lesson.

Holiday Activities

Learn to cycle and improve your skills at Finsbury Park. Sessions must be booked via Cycling Instructor website (external link) or call 0845 652 0421.

Our cycling page includes links to maps and other information regarding cycling in Haringey as well as details of the SkyRide Locals for Haringey.

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Smarter Travel Haringey Team

We are committed to delivering a more sustainable transport system.

Our aims are to:

  • ease congestion
  • improve the environment
  • reduce road casualties
  • help people become fitter and healthier

The Smarter Travel Haringey programme includes a number of schemes and incentives for residents and local businesses to take up, including ways to encourage people to start walking, cycling and using public transport more.

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Page Last Updated:

2 November 2017

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