The Healthy Streets Awards 2019 Finalists

Best Healthy Streets Innovation Award

Best Healthy Streets Behaviour Change Initiatives Award

Healthy Streets Champion Award

Best Shared Transport Award

The Healthy Streets Community Project of the Year


The Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year Award

The Healthy Street of the Year Award 

Best Tactical Urbanism Award 

Best Healthy Streets Business Improvement District Project

Best Healthy Streets Photo of the Year Award 

The Ben Hamilton Baillie Award

1. Best Healthy Streets Innovation Award 

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The Best Innovation in Healthy Streets Award can include technology innovations such as air quality improvement solutions e.g. green walls and infra, active travel infrastructure, such as bike parking and cycle schemes.  The Innovation award can also include original ideas in engineering and street design, which are not always considered ‘technology’ based innovations.  

Cyclehoop Container Cycle Hub, Cyclehoop

The Container Hub was an idea initially developed from a request by Waltham Forest Council for secure cycle parking for office staff. The original request was to install traditional cycle shelters with cycle stands within the depot car park. However these take up more space, are not secure and require concrete foundations which are costly and not environmentally friendly. 

Cyclehoop Cycle Hubs for Enfield, Cyclehoop

The first two major Cycle Hubs for Enfield Council were installed at Enfield Town and Edmonton Green Rail Station and opened in September 2018.

Designed, constructed and managed by Cyclehoop, these Cycle Hubs are the first of their kind in the borough and were delivered as part of the award-winning Cycle Enfield Scheme. The Cycle Enfield Scheme aims to regenerate and improve town centres, dramatically improve transport links and encourage more people to use sustainable methods of transport in the borough. The delivery of the Cycle Hubs also comes in line with the completion of the A1010 south cycle route which includes the Edmonton Green area. 

White Hart Lane, London Borough of Haringey

The innovation has involved a combination of techniques to help reduce vehicle speeds, reallocate space in the ground plane, maximise space available for walking, introduce green infrastructure, ensure inclusivity through generous, wide pavements and create the desire and opportunity for people to casually choose to spend time in the street. The street, in the short term, also had to be able to cope with significant footfall as a result of the nearby football stadium. 

Pompey Monsters Walk to School Challenge, Portsmouth City Council

The Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge was developed in 2017 by Portsmouth City Council. The aim of the scheme is to encourage active travel to school, reduce the number of cars in the school area and increase road safety knowlede and behaviours amoungst children and parents. Portsmouth has high obesity rates and the scheme also helps to increase activity levels and wellbeing. The scheme is different to ususal walk to school schemes as it lasts for 7 weeks (spanning a half-term), it engages parents as the decision makers and has a collection of keyrings that children display on their book bags. 

Bankside Boardwalk, Trueform

An innovative and vibrant boardwalk in Central London that expands the narrow pedestrian walkway space and injects playfulness into the urban realm of the area.

2. Best Healthy Streets Behaviour Change Initiatives Award 

This award recognises marketing campaigns that engage with their target audiences, have a measurable impact, are replicable elsewhere and are great value for money.  They can be single medium or multi-channel.  The key question will be: does it work well?

The Big Pedal with School Streets, Sustrans

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose ‘human power’ for their journey to school. This year, we incorporated a specific focus on ‘School Streets’ (closing the streets around a school at drop off and pick up).

Clean Air Day, Global Action Plan & Partners

Clean Air Day is a growing campaign that is now in its third year. In 2018  it was delivered with funded support from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as well as indoor air quality audit company Airtopia. Engie provided support to enable the campaign to address air quality issues through the Clean Van Commitment.  The Scottish Government supported Clean Air Day Scotland, delivered in partnership with Environmental Protection Scotland. In 2019, these same partners joined us again but were joined for the first time by The Welsh Government. 

Southampton Cycle Network Route 1 Behaviour Change Campaign, Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council recently completed its first route on the Southampton Cycle Network in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP), the cornerstone of a ten year strategy to transform the cycling experience in the city. Southampton Cycle Network route 1 (SCN1) is a safe, high quality cycle route which takes cyclists from Totton in the New Forest to Southampton city centre in under 30 minutes. The route’s combination of segregated cycleways, shared use paths and quietways mean that cyclists can now travel this distance, remaining off road for the majority of the route.

Enjoy Waltham Forest Behaviour Change Campaign, London Borough of Waltham Forest

In 2014, Waltham Forest Council received £27million of Mini-Holland funding from Transport for London (TfL) to form the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme. The five-year programme has consisted of numerous highway infrastructure upgrades across the borough to facilitate a modal shift from private vehicle use to walking and cycling. In doing so, the programme has aimed to ensure sustainable growth in London’s fastest growing borough by improving air quality and public health.

Guide to Inclusive Cycling, Wheels for Wellbeing

Wheels for Wellbeing’s Guide to Inclusive Cycling is a unique, world-leading toolkit for promoting inclusive cycling. The result of years of research and consultation, it identifies the barriers to cycling faced by Disabled people and puts forward an evidence-based case for how we can achieve a more inclusive cycling culture. Featuring case studies, technical recommendations, policy suggestions and examples of best practice - both from the UK and internationally - the Guide provides an indispensable practical tool for anyone working in transport, cycling or equalities policy.

3. Healthy Streets Champion Award

This award is for the individual who has made an outstanding personal contribution to Healthy Streets.  This can be a politician, business leaders, academics, local advocates for active travel and media and sport personalities that have pushed the agenda forward. 

Special judges award will be announced at the ceremony on 9th October

4. Best Shared Transport Award


The Shared transport award seeks applicants who deliver active mobility solutions such new bus or tram services, mobility hubs, bike share and scooters. 

Share Now

SHARE NOW (DriveNow) is a flexible carsharing service that has been operating in Greater London (9 boroughs) since December 2014. Since it started, SHARE NOW has grown from 210 to 720 shared vehicles, including 130 battery electric BMW i3s. The total number of people that have registered with the scheme so far is over 70,000.  


Beryl launched the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch (BCP) bike share scheme in June 2019. To date, the scheme has 200 Beryl Bays across a geographic area of almost 120km2 . At its maturity the scheme will host 1,000 bikes and be the first and largest fully geo-fenced, hybrid bike share scheme in the world. 

Partick Interchange, Trueform

Trueform worked to provide the infrastructure as part of the on the redevelopment of Partick Interchange Bus Station which took around 9 months for the project to be completed. This important project was vital to retain bus and train patronage and meet the growing number of passengers using the station. 

5. The Healthy Streets Community Project of the Year 


The Healthy Streets Community Project of the Year award will seek applicants from community-led projects where a small change has made a big difference. 

Love Lane Community Garden, Living Streets Group Croydon

Love Lane Community Garden is a new urban linear park created by the Friends of Love Lane Green in South Norwood, Croydon (greater London).

Overgrown, bramble ridden and litter strew, it seemed the Green was lost to the community forever. Reduced from a playing field to a long, thin strip of land alongside a footpath after being sold to developers in the 1980s, this key walking route became a space to be hurried through or avoided altogether.

That is until Emma Hope-Fitch launched the Love Lane Project. Emma pulled together the members of the community, clearing land, planting fruit trees and installing play equipment for the local children.

Hackney Parklets, London Borough of Hackney

The scheme is an innovative and ground breaking programme that allows and encourages individuals and communities to apply for a parklet in place of a car parking space, that is then managed by the individuals and community. The design of the parklets is left to the creativity of individuals or small groups, though is overseen by Council staff and must be supported by local people.  The design can include such things as seating, plants and flowers, play areas, chilling out space, art work, wi-fi hubs, cycle parking - the options are endless. 

Raploch Street Design Project, Sustrans Scotland

This is a wonderful, creative and focussed partnership project between the community of Raploch, Stirling Council and Sustrans Scotland. The project aims to transform a traffic focussed neighbourhood divided by a busy road (Raploch Road) into a space that is better for walking and cycling with improved spaces and opportunities for play, social interaction and stronger social connections.

The project is based on 12 months of extensive engagement and design work with the community and stakeholders. Delivery of the concept design for the whole neighbourhood is due to be installed in 2021.

Levenshulme Bee Network – Our Active Neighbourhood, Levenshulme Bee Network

Levenshulme Bee Network has pioneered a community led, grass-roots approach to creating the first fully filtered neighbourhood in Greater Manchester.

A group of residents in the local community recognised an opportunity to improve their neighbourhood and used the skills around the table to propose ‘Our Active Neighbourhood’

The community led approach required the collaboration, cooperation and final approval of the Local Authority (in this case Manchester City Council) to submit a bid to The Mayors Challenge Fund on behalf of the residents. 


6. The Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year Award

Urban Movement

This award will recognise the Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year, considering all of the Healthy Streets indicators including: street design, access, active travel choices, safety, improved air quality and livability.  Abstracts should demonstrate the biggest impacts of both soft and hard measures. 

Tillywood Street, Sustrans Scotland

This is an area of high social deprivation with real and longstanding challenges but it’s also a neighbourhood with people desperate to see investment and positive changes. The Street Design project, in partnership with the local authority, sought to build on that desire for change by focussing local passion and ambition into the development of design proposals for an entire neighbourhood. These proposals once implemented will transform this area into a more distinctive, safer and people friendly neighbourhood. 

Dunkeld Road, Perth & Kinross Council

The purpose of the project was to reduce poor air quality, address poor crossing points for people walking/cycling, improve local economic spend, create a sense of place within SIMD wards, overcome barriers with active travel and deliver a modal shift of 25% by 2030.

George Street, LDA Design

LDA Design were appointed by The City of Edinburgh Council and Sustrans to draw up a long-term vision and implementation plan for George Street and the First New Town, in conjunction with WYG Civil Engineers and Transport Planners.

Live West Ealing, Steer

The Live West Ealing scheme will transform a community of over 6,000 homes, addressing a number of current issues to achieve the Council's vision for West Ealing, which is: “Support a resilient, prosperous and healthy neighbourhood where residents and workers feel safe and more likely to make sustainable travel choices”.    

Lower Road Gyratory Removal, AECOM

The aim of the project is to remove an outdated gyratory system and implement measures more aligned with active travel and Healthy Streets objectives including wider footways, additional pedestrian crossings, more direct crossings, segregated two-way cycle track, reducing traffic speeds to 20mph, and improving air quality in the area. Furthermore, this is also expected to act as a focal point for other cycle and walking routes to Greenwich, London Bridge, Peckham and the proposed Rotherhithe bridge. 

7. The Healthy Street of the Year Award 

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The Healthy Street of the Year Award seeks applicants from those that have already carried out a street redesign and the scheme has been built and delivered.  

St Mary Axe, City of London

The pedestrianisation of this section of St Mary Axe stems from several parallel strategic programmes that aim to transform the City of London in the coming years. The first is the implementation of the City Cluster Vision which outlines how this dense urban environment will provide a safe and accessible environment for the people who live, work and visit the area. 

Frodsham Street, Cheshire, IBI Group

Frodsham Street in Chester is an historic, narrow, one-way, secondary retail street taking little general traffic but regular bus and taxi servies that faccilitated access to the retail core, along with being the access to the largest blue badge car park in the City.  General traffic can access Frodsham Street but total flows are low peaking around 150 vehicles per hour, with service vehicles being a significant portion of this.  The original layout had two traditional, but in places very narrow (less than 1m width) footways, the street is now a pedestrian priority shared space taking similar volumes of traffic as before but with increased pedestrian numbers.  The scheme opened in April 2017.

Greener Grangetown, City of Cardiff Council

The scheme intercepts rainfall and directs it into 108 rain gardens which cleanse the water before it is discharged into the river. This generates significant electricity and carbon savings as well as future proofing the drainage network. The scheme also enhances the visibility of water by creating green-blue corridors, enabling people to gain insight into sustainable water management and value water as an asset. 

Sauchiehall Street Avenue, Glasgow City Council

Sauchiehall Street is one of the primary shopping and retail locations within Glasgow City Centre and together with Argyle Street and Buchanan Street is part of "Golden Z". While Buchanan Street has retained its primary status both Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street have been in decline for a number of years with an significant increase in the number of closures of retail premises.

Walthamstow Gyratory, London Borough of Waltham Forest

In 2014, the Council formed the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme with £27million of Mini-Holland funding from Transport for London (TfL). The five-year programme consisted of numerous highway infrastructure upgrades across the borough to facilitate a modal shift from private vehicle use to walking and cycling. In doing so, the programme has also helped to improve air quality and public health and ensured sustainable growth in London’s fastest growing borough.

8. Best Tactical Urbanism Award 

Transport for London

The judges would like to see submission examples of small changes, that make a big difference in Healthy Streets.

Smart City Parking Harrogate, AppyWay

Our Smart City Parking solution is specifically designed to best serve the needs of those who need to park whilst providing a powerful kerbside management tool for local authorities to better manage and optimise their assets.The user experience for drivers is game-changing, allowing them to find available on-street or off-street parking with real-time availability and start and pay for parking sessions that end automatically when they drive away with a single click – something we call One Click Parking™. We also accomplished an entirely frictionless experience for drivers when using ANPR barrier car parks.

City Parklets, City of London

London Festival of Architecture design competition for emerging architects to reclaim highway space as temporary public space. The project aimed to turn underutilised kerbside spaces into creative spaces for pedestrians and stakeholders to enjoy. The project supports the City of London's "Culture Mile Look and Feel Strategy" and "Transportation Strategy" with a pedestrian focus that encourages creativity and exploration of the CIty Streets.  

Estaciona-te! (Park Yourself!)

The project has three main purposes: providing a better and comfortable public space, fostering pedestrians and neighbors interaction and supporting local businesses and associations.

Greenwich Car Free Day 2018, Royal Borough of Greenwich

On 22nd September 2018 Royal Greenwich held a Car Free Day as part of World Car Free Day.

The gyratory in Greenwich Town Centre (King William Walk and College Approach)was closed to traffic for the day, to get residents in the Borough and across London thinking about how a reduction in traffic might affect the public realm around them.As a result a key aim of the event has been to show residents how Greenwich Town Centre might look without traffic and also to get them thinking about all the different ways in which they might be able to make use of the space created by making certain roads traffic free.  

Cookridge Street Pop-up Park, Leeds City Council

Cookridge Street Pop-up Park transforms a busy city centre street into a family friendly greenspace, each summer. Cited in national government best practice documentation, and within Arup's Child Friendly Cities book 'Cities Alive', the scheme has been a huge success and a pre-cursor to permanent change on the street and elsewhere within the city.

St Johns Temporary Road Closure, Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council, Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) and St Johns Schools have worked in partnership to design, deliver and implement a part time road closure and supporting package of behaviour measures which have:

  1. Encouraged higher levels of social interaction in the neighbourhood.
  2. Engaged and inspired the local community to walk and cycle,  in particular parents and students at St Johns Primary School
  3. Encourage more cautious and courteous driver behaviour


9. Best Healthy Streets Business Improvement District Project

The business improvement district award seeks applicants who have encouraged active travel and created healthy streets through creative approaches.  Effective marketing, business engagement and tactical urbanism approaches are all valid.

Digital Displays for Manor Royal Business Improvement District, Trueform

Royal Manor Business District is the single biggest business park of Crawley, West Sussex and the Gatwick Diamond. With over 500 companies and 30,000 employees located in this area, more than 24 million vehicles pass through or visit the business district each year. Trueform was approached to improve the infrastructure with digital totems for this popular business location to give local businesses opportunities to advertise their products and services to all these people passing by contributing significantly to the local economy. 

Hammersmith Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood (BLEN), Hammersmith Business Improvement District

The aim of the Hammersmith BLEN is to address air quality by changing business, employee, visitor and resident habits for the long-term and improving the health of the local population. The creation of a new usable public realm acts as a focus for the community around the issue of air quality. Measures including “Plants not Pollution” signage and community events have raised awareness, educated and encouraged a modal shift amongst all stakeholders.  

10. Best Healthy Streets Photo of the Year Award 


Entry Criteria:

Please submit your Healthy Streets Photo of the year on Twitter by using #HealthyStreetsPic2019 and make sure you @TransportXtra

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Photographs can also be entered via email by sending to with #HealthyStreetsPic2019 in the subject line

11. The Ben Hamilton Baillie Award

The Ben Hamilton Baillie award seeks applicants who have challenged the industry and orchestrated significant change for the benefit of both people and places.  This is a lifetime achievement award honouring the legendary street designer.

Special judges award will be announced at the ceremony on 9th October

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