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Healthy Sustainable Travel

  • Active City Business Network
    The Active City Business Network is encouraging a healthy, fun and safe commute for City workers
    Engaging with businesses to enable more City workers to travel safely and have a healthy journey
  • The Women's City Cycle Network
    The Women's City Cycle Network supports and encourages women to cycle to work
    Supporting and encouraging women to cycle to work

Active City Business Network

The City Corporation is developing better pedestrian and cycling facilities to provide a safe environment for City workers.

Through the Active City Business Network the City of London Road Danger Reduction Team offers training and encouragement for workers to enjoy a safer more active journey to work.

Encouraging staff to walk and cycle to work has great benefit for personal health and the environment:

  • Improves staff fitness and health
  • Improves the City's air quality
  • Reduces congestion
  • Improves punctuality
  • Improves productivity
  • Makes safer streets for everyone

How the team can help

  • Cycle Skills training
  • Walk Doctors – encouraging walking for health
  • Dr Bike maintenance – servicing for brakes, gears and cables
  • Conducted rides around the City
  • A Road Danger Reduction Show
  • Events, publications and a networking forum

Women's City Cycling Network

The Team is also developing a Women's Cycle Network (WCCN) to support and encourage women to cycle to work. Women cyclists in the City represent less than a quarter of commuters but are over-represented in road casualties.

Initiatives for the network include

  • Cycle Skills training to improve confidence
  • Conducted family rides at weekends in the City
  • Discounts from local cycle shops
  • Buddy rides
  • Consultation for employers on creating better cycle facilities
  • Conferences, breakfast briefing, evening networking events

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