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

Active Travel Projects

Active Travel Grants for Community Organisations

Smarter Travel have now awarded grants to organisations in the borough - all will promote walking and cycling schemes for residents. Unfortunately due to the current pandemic crisis, these schemes are on hold until  people are able to safely have social meetings again.

For more information on these projects, or to be included on our next award scheme, please email

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Smarter Travel Roadshow and Events

Table: Smarter Travel what's on

Date and time

Event and Venue



A Walk in the Park - all Haringey Parks

COVID-19 (coronavirus): please observe social distancing rules in our parks and stay at least two metres (six feet) from everyone else. Do not use the shared areas (playgrounds, outdoor gyms), do not mix with people from other households and keep your dog on a lead.

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.


on the dates in the table

June - Sep:
2pm - 5pm

2pm - 4pm



Pop Up Bike maintenance in 3 of our parks

Finsbury Park @ central cafePriory Park
Bruce Castle Park @cafe
27th June 27th June27th June
4th July11th July18th July
1st Aug  8th Aug15th Aug
5th Sept12th Sept19th Sept
3rd Oct10th Oct17th Oct

Find us at the Cafes in the parks

First come, first served

Bring your bike along for a quick maintenance check – brakes and gears etc. 

If you need things changed, such as brake pads, gear/brake cable, tyres/inner tubes bring it with you, our team can help but do not have everything. 

Please note that for bigger repairs, please contact your local bike repair shop for assistance.

time extended to 3 hours (2-5pm)
up to October when it is to 2-4pm


Try Before You Bike scheme

We have organised for Peddle My Wheels to continue working. They offer you and your family the opportunity to own a bike on a pay monthly basis. See the Peddle My Wheels website (external link) for further details.
Book online

Cycle Skills Training

Cycle Skill training sessions are now available for intermediate cyclists. So if you can cycle independently, but want to improve your confidence and road skills, book two 2-hour sessions through our cycle training company. 

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.

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:

Cars near schools

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

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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

Training currently suspended

We are sorry but we have had to suspend our cycle skills training programme this year due to COVID-19. We have advice and support on our Cycling page.

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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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    June 18, 2021

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