People walking

More walking = less motor traffic + less pollution.

To mark Clean Air Day on 21 June, Matt, our digital and engagement coordinator, has pulled together a few easy things you can do to help us make the case for walking in the fight against air pollution.

Matt Cunningham

1. Watch our animation




2. And now share it on social media

Share our animation on Twitter



Plus follow the #CleanAirDay hashtag

Clean Air Day 21 June
Clean air need streets fit for walking



3. Agree? Then join our campaign

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4. If you're a parent or a carer (or a teacher, councillor, MP...), promote the Walk to School

2 in 5 parents worry about pollution around their child's school

We need urgent action on air pollution to protect and promote the Walk to School. And yet, at the same time, the Walk to School could play such a big part in improving our air quality. 

Last Walk to School Week we put out two great (if we do say so ourselves) publications.

Our report Swap The School Run For The School Walk laid out 21 recommendations for decision-makers at all levels to enable more children to walk to and from school.

Download our School Run report - pdf


And our Family Walk To School Kit provides parents and carers with step-by-step tips for making the walk to school safer and easier.

Download our Family Walk to School Kit - pdf

5. Find out the latest on Oxford Street

Whatever Westminster’s leaders do and say, a transformation of Oxford Street will happen – because it has to.

Living Streets and London Cycling Campaign

6. Swot up on the facts

Walking up emissions down


Proportion of toxic nitrogen oxide concentrations found at roadside comes from motor traffic, especially diesel vehicles


Premature deaths each year in the UK are attributable to air pollution. 


UK zones that exceeded legal levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in 2013.



More about walking and air pollution