Walking the cleaner way in London

Olympia London recommends routes to reduce pollution

Gwen Kaufmann, m+a - Thursday, October 10, 2019    

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Olympia London has launched recommendations for walking routes to its venue from public transport stops in partnership with the Mayor of London. As part of this project, scientists from King's College London monitored the main routes from Olympia London to local tube stations to establish the best alternatives for commuters. With a little help from Olympia London's volunteers, the team mapped out paths which, not only are lower in pollution, but offer welcome discovery through the local area. The routes are designed to help staff and the venue's 1.6 million visitors to reduce their exposure to pollution by a whopping 55%. This initiative is part of the sustainability efforts of Olympia London, the Grand Plan, which includes several measures to reduce pollution in the neighbourhood. Thus, Olympia London has introduced a series of measures, including purchasing milk supply from its in-house caterer and encouraging staff to use Click & Collect services whenever possible, minimising the number of vehicles travelling to the venue. (kf)

 

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