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@haringey.gov.uk


Smarter Travel Roadshow and Events

Table: What's on

Date and time

Event and Venue

Activities

May half-term break

Orienteering - Xplorer:

Thursday 31 May - Down Lane Park:  Challenge 2 - 10 Markers (PDF, 117KB)

Friday 1 June - Priory Park:  Priory Challenge 2 - 10 Markers (PDF, 1MB)

Xplorer - a free, entertaining and fun exercise that helps everyone learn about map reading and the area they live in - suitable for all ages. Maps can be downloaded - see previous column.

Follow the map of the park to find all the picture markers, write down the answer to a question on the marker, and return the finished sheet to the organiser near the cafe, for a small reward and certificate.

Free and affordable holiday activities for all young people in Haringey download the booklet below or collect from our libraries:

17 June 2018, 12 noon to 6pm

Finsbury Park Saddle and Sole Festival (PDF, 1MB)

Seven Sisters Road end of park opposite Blackstock Road

Family Festival, lots of walking and cycling ideas and stalls offering free activities - bouncy castle, fun bikes, face painting and cycle related fun such as rollerpaluzza and Pedal Power all ability cycling. Stalls offering goods and second hand bicycles, food from around the world. plus scooter training and bike maintenance (bring any new parts with you if you know what needs fixing). This is always a very popular event, so bring dad along for a Father's Day treat too!

May through to October

Pop-up Bike Maintenance sessions

Download the Pop-up bike maintenance flyer (PDF, 176KB) for session locations and dates

Various dates and times in three Haringey Parks.

Bring your bike along for a quick maintenance check. repair punctures, adjust brakes and gears and saddle etc. If you know you need a part replaced bring it along. Dr Bike will be near the park café on the dates shown in the leaflet.

Cycle Training and maintenance is delivered by Cycle Confident (external link) funded by TfL and Smarter Travel

 

For further information about Smarter Travel and Roadshow Events in Haringey please keep visiting these pages or you can contact us at smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk 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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Personal Travel Planning (PTP)

We are now delivering PTP sessions and assisting partners, carers and staff to re-assess their travel from home to school and are introducing Walking Zones to schools to encourage active travel for health and to reduce pollution and improve road safety at our schools. Email smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk 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.

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: smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk 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 who lives, works or studies in Haringey to learn to cycle safely and confidently, individually or in fun group sessions. We will help you learn to ride or improve your skills. These lesson are for children from the age of 9yrs and for adults.

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 contacting our training provider.
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 the Cycle Confident website (external link) or call 020 3031 6730

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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Active Travel Projects

Active Travel Community Projects Funding 2017/18

Smarter Travel Team will be assessing funding applications for active travel projects. Organisations who have applied to the council for up to £4,000 of funding from TfL to get their project started, will be notified as soon as the applications have been assessed.

For more information please on these projects please email smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk

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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:

21 May 2018

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