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Clean Air Day 2022 - Active Transportation and health benefits

Clean Air Day 2022 – Walk those short distances where you can

Air pollution can have severe consequences on human health and in the UK, it causes up to 36,000 deaths every year. The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise air pollution as the largest environmental risk we face these days. Exposure to air pollutants increases the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease and lungRead More

Cross River Partnership Viva Programme - Monitoring School Streets Scheme

School Streets Monitoring by the Cross River Partnership Viva Programme

The Cross River Partnership (CRP) Viva programme has been deployed as a school street monitoring scheme at Saint Scholastica’s Roman Catholic Primary School in east London, gathering data about the variations of motorised and non-motorised road users as a result of the implementation.  A school street is a road, or section of a road, thatRead More

Active transportation scheme monitoring

2021/22 Active Transportation Scheme Monitoring and Funding Opportunities

This year is looking promising for Local Authorities that are engaged in Active Transportation schemes. Invitations for funding applications have recently been announced, including expressions of interest in Mini Hollands, capital funding for 2021/22, the GP Prescribing Pilot fund, as well as ‘Healthy Streets Funding’ through Transport for London. A critical element of the applicationRead More

Cross River Partnership Viva Programme - Soho Al Fresco outdoors dining

Cross River Partnership Proof of Concept of ‘Al Fresco’ Dining in Soho

In summer 2020, some of the streets of Soho in central London were closed to vehicular traffic between 5pm and 10pm, allowing hospitality establishments to set up extra space outdoors to serve customers, while increasing overall space for pedestrians to safely transit due to the ongoing pandemic. This initiative was fondly named Soho ‘Al Fresco’. TheRead More

Cross River Partnership, Viva and Westiminster City Council Project - Soho

Cross River Partnership Showcases the Impact of Street Interventions Across London

Over the last year, we’ve been working with the brilliant Cross River Partnership (CRP) team to showcase the impact of streetscape interventions across London, as part of CRP’s Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 3 (CAV3) programme. CRP is a non-profit and impartial partnership organisation that delivers positive change for London’s residents, businesses and visitors. The CAV3 programmeRead More

TfWM, WM5G and Viva project to Innovate road traffic network

TfWM and WM5G Partner with Viva to Innovate Road Traffic Networks

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is harnessing the power of 5G technology to innovate road traffic networks and cut congestion on some of the West Midlands busiest roads with the help of Viva Lab’s sensors. A congestion-busting network of 5G sensors will relay live traffic information to local authorities so that swift action can beRead More