It is a well-known fact that Putney has poor air quality. To make Putney a more desirable town to visit, Positively Putney is working hard to improve the quality of air in the town.
The Putney BID will work alongside central Government, Wandsworth Council, Mayor for London and London Transport services to ensure the issue of air quality in Putney is being addressed.
Cycling to work can have so many benefits and maybe the answer to get people back to the office post COVID-19. We have produced Putney Cycling Guide which covers all the issues to make Cycling to work a possibility. Putney businesses please do get in touch if you would like further assistance to encourage your workers to get on the bike.
Other ways in which Positively Putney hope to improve air quality in Putney range from encouraging more people to cycle and walk, improving traffic flow through Putney by monitoring traffic lights and other obstacles, and encouraging drivers to switch off their engines when waiting at traffic lights. These methods ensure that Putney’s employees, shoppers, visitors and locals are all breathing healthier and cleaner air.
Positively Putney worked with Wandsworth Council to install parklets along Putney High Street. These were installed in summer of 2020. They allow people to take a rest, eat their lunch and watch the world go by. They provide some greenery to break up Putney High Street.
In January 2020, we installed an ivy green wall to cover the vacant Marks and Spencer unit which made the place more pleasing to look at aswell as bringing air quality benefits.