Challenge major employers and new developments in the borough to lead by example on Active Travel

Our plan to address this step:
  • Produce London Borough of Newham Active Travel Plan
  • Establish Toolkit and Evaluation
  • Target ten organisations with largest number of employees
Tracking progress:
  • Increased levels of walking and cycling
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council
  • Newham University Hospital
  • London City Airport
  • University of East London
  • Clinical Commissioning Group

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Catriona coaches teams within the Newham University Hospital to help improve the quality of services by enabling improvement projects within the intensive care unit and projects that improve the general health and wellbeing of staff. One of the projects she worked on, was the implementation of an infrastructure and support network for staff in the hospital looking to cycle to and from work.

“I wanted to make sure that anyone that wanted to cycle could, regardless of their ability. I wanted to remove any barriers that might prevent someone from cycling - whether that’s not having the right equipment, skills or lack of confidence. Being active is crucial for mental and physical health. Not only that, if our staff are more active, they are likely to inspire those around them to be more active too.”

– Catriona Rowland, Quality Improvement Manager

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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