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.

Active Travel Projects

Active Travel Grants for Community Organisations

Smarter Travel has 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 smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk

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Smarter Travel Roadshow and Events

Current events

Table: Current events

Date and time

Event and Venue

Activities

Can be used at any time to increase fun when walking!

Walk to School Week activities

Walk to school week is from 16 to 20 May. Why not try using our bespoke passport to encourage walking over next 2 weeks!

We need to increase our 'miles' walking to create sMiles.

Each page has a fun activity and the last page leads you to more Haringey fun. Plus the Fortune Teller encourages more free fun and actions!

Tuesday 31 May 2022, 10am to 3pm

Park Xplorer Challenge!

Xplorer for Families - suitable for all ages.

Orienteering fun in Priory Park, 112 Middle Lane, N8 7JP

It's time to explore Haringey!

Xplorer is a fun navigation challenge that gives children a sense of adventure as they explore to find set markers.It's a great opportunity for children to learn map skills and get some exercise by running around outside.

The free event will be running between 10am and 3pm. Please come along to the park café within these times and you will be given worksheets and a map.

The activity will take roughly an hour to complete.

Sundays in May, June, July - 2pm to 5pm

Dr Bike maintenance sessions:

  • Finsbury Park: 8 May, 5 June, 3 July
  • Priory Park: 15 May, 12 June, 10 July
  • Bruce Castle Park: 22 May, 26 June, 17 July

Bike mechanics will be in our parks, near the main cafés, to help keep your bikes working and safe.

Bring along any parts your bike needs.

Anytime!

Tree Trail at Bruce Castle Park

The Museum and Parks Service produced a tree trail for the park. It details an exciting trail for children to follow.  

Pick up a copy of the trail from the museum or download a copy below and start exploring!

Anytime!

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 Green Flag parks in our borough.

A new resource 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 smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk for a printed copy.

Online

Peddle my Wheels - cycle purchasing 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.

Offering hybrid, road and mountain bikes, as well as power-assisted (electric) and electric cargo bikes.

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 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.

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: 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

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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    Page Last Updated:

    May 16, 2022

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