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



A Walk in the Park - all Haringey Parks

Visit our beautiful award winning parks: walk through history, visit a park café or just enjoy the award winning Green Flag parks in our borough.

This new book, created by Friends of Lordship Rec, shows how to walk through Haringey and enjoy our hidden and not so hidden gems - see the A Walk in the Park leaflet (PDF, 5MB)

Contact for a printed copy.

Saturday 19 October to 30 November 2019

Orienteering for all the family - Find Hari Bear:

Orienteering maps are available for three of our parks. This is a fun, free activity to keep your little ones on their toes this half term. We have placed 15 pictures of bears in three of our parks. Visit the parks and find all 15 bears, tell us what's written on the bear pictures by email (include your contact details) and we will send you a certificate and award in the post.

The bear pictures were decorated by Haringey school children and each one has a sustainable message on it. We hope you have fun exploring the park!

Download a PDF of the orienteering map and the second page is a sheet to copy down the messages.

  • Sunday 6 October
  • Sunday 3 November
  • Sunday 7 December
Tottenham Green Market - by Tottenham Green Leisure,

Peddle My Wheels (external link) will be at the market on three dates.

You can bring your bikes to sell (they sell them for you).

Or buy yourself a road ready bike from them or organise to Try Before You Bike: choose a bike and pay monthly to hire or buy it. Full details on their website.

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.

Cars near schools

Highlights the benefits of walking to school in contrast to the problems that cars create.

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 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: 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 lessons are for children from the age of 9 years 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.

Sign up for a lesson to improve your own cycle skills, and enjoy safer cycling with your children too!

Holiday Activities

Learn to cycle and improve your skills - lessons for anyone over 9 years up to and including adults. So if you have some spare time over the school holidays make a change now. See our cycling page for more information.

Maybe prepare for the new school term, book sessions for your teenagers in for upskilling 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

New Round of Active Trave Grants will be open in September 2019, register your interest now by emailing us we welcome new groups with new ideas too.

Smarter Travel has been welcoming funding applications for active travel projects - such as a walking club, a bike loan scheme or bike maintenance programme, that encourage residents to walk or cycle rather than drive.

Organisations were able to apply to the council for up to £4,000 of funding from Haringey/TfL to get their project started, .

Applications had to show that the project was promoting both walking and cycling as well as demonstrate that the scheme would lead to an increase in these activities.

Active Travel Community Projects Funding 2019

We awarded organisations funding for projects which supported the community to walk, cycle or use public transport rather than driving their car.

The table below offers a snapshot of what happened last year, some projects are continuing.

Table: Active Travel Community Projects

Group NameProject NameProject Location and information
Living Under One SunDown my lane, walking and cycling connectCycling, walking and Dr Bike in Down Lane Park
Selby Trust

Green Wheels @ Selby
Selby cycling skills and training for women (PDF, 500KB)

Cycle training, with BAME women and a bike maintenance project for local residents
Markfield ProjectMarkfield Travel Training SchemeIndependent travel training for members
MindWalking for HealthWeekly walks for people with mental health issues
Estate Elites Recycling (Bridge Renewal)Chestnuts Walking and Cycling ClubEncouraging schools and local residents to Cycle and Walk
Haringey Play AssociationSomerford Grove Bike ClubBike project including cycle maintenance
Rashidun Supplementary schoolsRashidun Active FamiliesCycle training and cycle loan scheme for ethnic minority communities
Yes OutdoorsBike Maintenance SchemeBike maintenance training for disadvantaged young people

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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:

18 October 2019

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