Young people reducing air pollution

If you are a young person, here are some ways you can help make the air in your borough cleaner.


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Clear air in and around schools

A school street is where the streets around a school are closed to most traffic at school opening and closing times so that children are safe from traffic.

With its school streets programme Ealing Council is encouraging more children to travel to and from school on foot or by bike or scooter in a safe, fun and active way.

By walking, cycling or scooting to school, you are helping reduce traffic and air pollution, while creating a more pleasant environment around your school and promoting physical activity in your family. Give it a try!

See the school streets in the borough. Your school doesn’t have a school street yet? Help the council to have 50 school streets in the borough by 2026 by talking to your school about having a school street. Your school can contact the council's school travel team on

Become an active travel ambassador

You can lead the way in Ealing by promoting sustainable and active travel – that’s walking, cycling, scooting or using public transport.

Travel for Life is a school travel accreditation scheme, run by Transport for London (TfL) that helps London schools and nurseries to develop a travel plan, inspiring young Londoners to travel to school actively, responsibly and safely.

Encourage your school to become a TfL Travel for Life school to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, increase road safety around your school and improve the health and well-being of children and families.

Your school can get in touch with the council’s school travel team on to find out more about the TfL Travel for Life programme.

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