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Platform Transition and Pre-Election

Please note we have two important updates to give:

1. Platform Transition: Effective June 2, we will be transitioning away from the Commonplace Platform. All information related to Lambeth Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), including the Brixton Hill LTN, can be found on Lambeth’s LTN webpages. During this transition, we will provide all updates via the Brixton Hill LTN Lambeth webpage. We will soon move to a new engagement platform and will provide a link for newsletter sign-ups at that time. We encourage you to visit the site for the latest updates and detailed information. 


Thank you for your continued support and engagement, and please remember to check back for Brixton Hill LTN updates on Lambeth’s LTN webpages.   


2. On 31 May 2024, the 'pre-election period' will commence, during which, engagement and communications will be limited.  


Thank you, 

The LTN team

Posted on 31st May 2024

by LTN Team

Big Shift - May

Big Shift – May

 

As the weather is (finally) getting better, now is the perfect time to get outside! Lambeth’s Big Shift has opportunities for you to transform your street with a parklet or to help you get on your bike. See below for details.

Any questions? Contact us at bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk

 

Community Parklets 

Applications for Community Parklets phase 3 will be open from the 20 May to 30 June.

Parklets are parking space-sized parks placed in the kerbside. They are a space for community growing, a place to get to know your neighbours, an opportunity to take ownership over your streets, or just a spot to rest on your journey. Parklets can be customised by each community to best suit their needs, with successful applicants getting to choose from a catalogue of modular items to fill their parklet.

For more information and to apply - Community Parklet Scheme | Lambeth Council

 

 

 

 

Business Parklets 

Businesses can now apply to build a parklet in the kerbside outside their premises. Business parklets provide extra space for customers and help improve the street scene for everyone.

For more information and to apply - Business Parklet Scheme | Lambeth Council

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Dr Bike 

Experienced mechanics will give your bike a FREE safety check.

• Qualified mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears, and tyre pressure, to lights, racks, pedals, saddles, and more.

• For anything that can’t be fixed there and then, the mechanic will explain what needs doing and provide an estimated cost to fix at a bike shop.

To view Dr Bike sessions visit Dr Bike Session (cycleconfident.com)

 

Cycle Confident Free Cycle Lessons

• Private 1-1 sessions, family sessions, or group sessions.

• From beginner sessions in an off-road environment, to advance sessions dealing with complex junctions.

• Assistance with planning routes to wherever you’d like to go, and then cycling them with an instructor.

Book your session at Lambeth (cycleconfident.com)

 

Our Bike 

OurBike is a community cargo bike share scheme where you can hire an electric cargo bike by the hour.

• Costs just £3 per hour to rent and can travel up to 50km on a full charge.

• The cargo bikes can carry up to two kids, or all kinds of cargo from furniture to food deliveries.

• Seven bikes located across the borough.

Find your nearest OurBike and sign up at Our Bike

Posted on 9th May 2024

by PK

Independent research taking place in Brixton Hill

Researchers from the University of Westminster will be in the Brixton Hill area as part of their Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods in London project, a nation-wide academic research project funded by the National Institute for Health Research. 

You may see surveyors on the ground on:

  • 23rd April
  • 24th April
  • 27th April

Please note this is not a consultation exercise, and the study is run independently from the Council’s monitoring and consultation activities. 

Posted on 19th April 2024

by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Team

Big Shift – April

Big Shift – April

Be part of the shift to a healthier and greener borough with the opportunities below.

For questions and queries contact us at bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk

 

London Cargo Bike Festival – 10 May 2024

The London Cargo Bike Festival 2024 is a family-focused day, designed to inform and inspire people about the wide range of cargo bikes on offer. You can try out a range of cargo bikes on a safe test track and find out more about servicing, maintenance, training, and safety.

The festival will offer:

•            Cargo bike test rides with dozens of different brands for all cargo bike uses, whether it’s the school run, daily commute, or weekly shopping trips

•            Expert advice from cargo bike retailers and manufacturers

•            A chauffeur-driven cargo bike taxi experience

•            Supervised children’s balance bike area

•            Food and drink stalls

•            Music, bubbles, and family entertainment!

For more information and tickets - The London Cargo Bike Festival

Work in the industry? Join the National Cargo Bike Summit earlier in the day.

More information here - National Cargo Bike Summit Conference

 

Play Streets 

Apply to host a play with your neighbours Autumn and Winter 2024.

Find out more information here - Play streets | Lambeth Council

 

 

 

Free cycle training is available for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Lambeth.

• Private 1-1 sessions, family sessions, or group sessions.

• From beginner sessions in an off-road environment, to advance sessions dealing with complex junctions.

• Assistance with planning routes to wherever you’d like to go, and then cycling them with an instructor.

Book your session at www.cycleconfident.com

 

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is a user-friendly scheme that is specifically designed to encourage people to cycle.

• Pay monthly for a bike (including hybrid, folding bikes, e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes).

• Free delivery to your door with accessories (helmet, lights, and lock), and bespoke training session.

• You have the option to purchase the bike, or it can be collected for free if you decide the bike is not for you.

Find out more at www.peddlemywheels.com

 

Ourbike

OurBike is a community cargo bike share scheme where you can hire an electric cargo bike by the hour.

• Costs just £3 per hour to rent and can travel up to 50km on a full charge.

• The cargo bikes can carry up to two kids, or all kinds of cargo from furniture to food deliveries.

• Seven bikes located across the borough.

Find your nearest OurBike and sign up at www.ourbike.co.uk

Posted on 3rd April 2024

by PK

Brixton Hill LTN Stage 1 Monitoring Report Published

Brixton Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) trial is designed to make the neighbourhood safer, healthier and more climate resilient. The Brixton Hill LTN trial launched on 4 September 2023 under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO). 

The LTN trial included eight traffic filters on local streets which prevented unauthorised vehicles from traveling through the area, creating safer, healthier streets for all. All addresses within the area remained accessible by motor vehicle, although some routes will have changed. Certain vehicles like buses, emergency vehicles and blue badge holders were allowed through some or all of the filters. 

This Stage 1 Monitoring Report shows that the Streatham Wells LTN trial met the objectives of the Climate Action Plan (CAP), Transport Strategy and supported the Lambeth 2030 Borough Plan by reducing traffic overall. Before and after traffic data collected to assess the impact of the trial shows:

  • An average 58% decrease in traffic within the LTN 
  • An average 6% increase in traffic on boundary roads
  • An overall 3.6% net reduction in traffic when looking at roads within the LTN and on the boundary roads, including on main roads approaching the LTN
  • The number of vehicles traveling over the speed limit has reduced by an average of 83%

To read the report, click here

Posted on 18th March 2024

by The LTN team

Big Shift March

Community Parklets

January and February saw the installation of 5 Community Parklets!

Meristem’s team braved the winter weather and installed the first batch of parklets. The parklets will serve as community hubs for residents, who have reached out to let us know how they have brightened the street. The parklets provide spaces for socialising and rest where previously there has been none.

The individual parklets have taken different shapes depending on how the residents want to use them. One group of residents wanted there to be plenty of space so they can bring out their own chairs to socialise in the evenings as they started doing during lockdown.

 

Another group of residents chose to have their parklet serve as a memorial to a neighbour who had contributed a lot to their community. They chose to honour her memory by applying for the parklet and uniting their neighbours around this new space.

 

 

If you and your community would like a parklet on your street you can find out more information on the Big Shift Website.

 

Cycling support

As spring is just around the corner, why not try out something new and give cycling a go? The Big Shift has several projects to help both experienced and inexperienced cyclists get on their bikes.

Check out what support is available below.

 

Bike Markets

Bring along your outgrown, unwanted bikes to the market and put them to good use and donate them to a great project.

All donated bikes will be serviced by upCYCLE and checked by a qualified mechanic to ensure they are in good working order. The bikes will then be sold at bike markets run by Peddle My Wheels, with 100% of all sales proceeds going back to upcycle.

Check out the upcoming sessions here.

 

Dr Bike

Experienced mechanics will give your bike a FREE safety check.

Qualified mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears, and tyre pressure, to lights, racks, pedals, saddles, and more.

For anything that can’t be fixed there and then, the mechanic will explain what needs doing and provide an estimated cost to fix at a bike shop.

Check out the upcoming sessions here.

 

Free cycle training is available for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Lambeth.

• Private 1-1 sessions, family sessions, or group sessions.

• From beginner sessions in an off-road environment, to advance sessions dealing with complex junctions.

• Assistance with planning routes to wherever you’d like to go, and then cycling them with an instructor.

Book your session at www.cycleconfident.com

 

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is a user-friendly scheme that is specifically designed to encourage people to cycle.

• Pay monthly for a bike (including hybrid, folding bikes, e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes).

• Free delivery to your door with accessories (helmet, lights, and lock), and bespoke training session.

• You have the option to purchase the bike, or it can be collected for free if you decide the bike is not for you.

Find out more at www.peddlemywheels.com

 

Ourbike

OurBike is a community cargo bike share scheme where you can hire an electric cargo bike by the hour.

• Costs just £3 per hour to rent and can travel up to 50km on a full charge.

• The cargo bikes can carry up to two kids, or all kinds of cargo from furniture to food deliveries.

• Seven bikes located across the borough.

Find your nearest OurBike and sign up at www.ourbike.co.uk

 

Posted on 4th March 2024

by PK

Paid Opportunity to help make Brixton safer for women, girls and gender diverse people!

Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) have been working together to make public space feel safer and more inclusive for women, girls and gender diverse people. As part of their programme of work, they have appointed architecture and urbanism practice, We Made That , to pilot Women's Safety Audits in 5 locations across London - with Brixton chosen as one of the locations.
 
We Made That are now looking for community researchers who identify as women and gender diverse to join them on this new and exciting project. The community researchers will help conduct research, test new engagement methods, and share insights about experiences of safety in London’s public places. 
 
Can you please share the link with your networks, organisations, community groups or interested people who might want to take part? This paid position is open to women and gender diverse people of all ages and backgrounds and no prior research experience is necessary. 

 


More information can be found here:

 https://www.wemadethat.co.uk/insight/community-researchers-open-call-making-london-safer-for-women-girls-and-gender-diverse-people . The closing date for applications is Friday 8th March at noon.

 

Any questions can be directed to communityresearch@wemadethat.co.uk 

Posted on 26th February 2024

by Community Safety and Resilience

Have your say on proposed changes to parking charges

Hello,

We want your views

We are writing to inform you about three new changes to parking charges being proposed as part of Lambeth Council's commitment to reaching Net Zero by 2030.

As someone who may be interested in these changes, we would like to ask your opinion.

The proposed changes include:

• extending emissions-based charging for motorcycle resident permits;

• extending the diesel surcharge to diesel vehicles that are Euro 6 compliant;

• introducing a surcharge for second and subsequent permits within the same household

Visit the consultation pageto find out more and to give your feedback. You have until Friday, 23 February 2024.

Why are we doing this?

Around a quarter of Lambeth's annual emissions are caused by vehicles, despite the borough having one of the lowest car ownership rates in London.

In the next six years, we need to reduce the amount of traffic on our streets by 27% and this will require a mixture of helping people switch to other forms of active travel, whilst also ensuring the price of kerbside parking reflects the impact the emissions have on our shared environment. This is in line with our kerbside strategyadopted in January 2023.

We believe these proposals will:

• Reduce parking pressures

• Relieve congestion

• Improve air quality by reducing carbon emissions

Have your say

We'd like to invite your views on these proposed changes so we're running a statutory consultation until Friday, 23 February 2024.

Take part and have your say.

Yours sincerely,

Lambeth Parking Services

Posted on 29th January 2024

by Lambeth Parking Services

Big Shift News: January

The Big Shift - January

Happy New Year!

This January we would like to take the time to celebrate all that the Big Shift has achieved in 2023. Most of these projects are ongoing so if you would like to get involved head to the Big Shift website for more information or email bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk if you have a question.

For updates on Big Shift projects, you can follow Lambeth’s social media accounts:

X (Formerly Twitter): @lambeth_Council

Instagram: @lambeth_Council

Facebook: Lambeth Council

Community Fund Parklets

The Big Shift launched the Community Fund Parklet scheme in April 2023. Phase 1 will see the installation of 6 parklets in early 2024 and the phase 2 application window is still open.

Community Fund Parklets allow for residents, schools and charities to apply to have a mini park on their street. These can create spaces for rest and socialising and bring some much-needed greenery to the streets.

Watch this space for exciting updates as they come!

Business Parklets

This year has seen the launch of not one but two parklet schemes for Lambeth! The Business Parklet scheme was launched in December 2023 and is open for applications currently.

Business Parklets differ from Community Fund Parklets in that they can be designed by the business to suit their needs. Individual businesses or groups of businesses can apply to have their own space in the kerbside.

Bike the Borough

The Big Shift and Cycle Confident held a mass bike ride of six primary schools in July 2023. The ride allowed the children from years 5 and 6 to show off their Bikeability skills and cap off the year with a bit of fun!

The students rode from Brockwell Park to Clapham Common and ended with a picnic in the park to celebrate.

The Big Shift and Cycle Confident have begun planning for the 2024 ride and hope to make it even bigger and better than last year!

Car Free Days

The Big Shift held three separate Car Free Day events throughout 2023. These events involved closing the streets to traffic and opening it up to the public.

The first was held across two days by Brixton Business Improvement District (BID) on Atlantic Road, in June, coinciding with the Lambeth Country Show and London Festival of Architecture. The street had music and activities for all ages, businesses spilled into the road and the extra space for pedestrians during the busy festival was welcomed by many.

The Hannen Road Car Free Day happened in early September. The event was run by Station to Station B, A Small Studio and University of Greenwich. Hannan Road had been highlighted located as a key site for flood risk reduction. The Big Shift Car Free Day aimed to reimagine the street by getting ideas and feedback from all road users as to how the space can be redesigned to increase greening and reduce vehicle dominance.

The last Big Shift Car Free Days of the year were held throughout September on Voltaire Road, in conjunction with Clapham BID. The street was shut to traffic from Friday evenings to Sunday evenings for four weekends. Businesses filled the streets and worked together to set up a performance space and seating for the public to sit and enjoy the show.

Community Influencers

September 2023 saw the launch of the second cohort of Community Influencers.

So far, the Influencers have received their bikes and have been braving the weather to have their cycle lessons with Peddle My Wheels. The influencers are brushing up on their skills and learning valuable safety tips about cycling in poor weather and darker conditions. As the weather slowly improves in 2024, they will be gearing up for even longer rides and making the most out of Lambeth cycle infrastructure to test out their skills.

Lambeth Council will be sharing their journeys over on our social media channels, follow along to see how anyone can make cycling part of their lifestyle.

OurBike

OurBike is our e-cargo bike sharing scheme that launched in 2022 and had its first full year in 2023. 2023 saw a switch up of one location but still a total of seven bikes throughout the borough.

In total, throughout 2023, there were 854 trips, the bikes were ridden for 2031 hours and travelled 3181 kilometres!

We also introduced a new introductory offer that gives new resident sign ups 60 minutes free and new business sign ups 180 minutes! Peddle My Wheels offer lessons for beginners, so if you haven’t given it a go, why not sign up in the new year and try something different?

Bike Markets

Bike Markets are run by Peddle My Wheels, they offer affordable, second-hand bikes and are a place to donate unwanted or outgrown cycles.

In 2023, 23 Bike Markets were held in Lambeth and total of 163 bikes were sold and 99 were donated.

Bikes that are donated are often serviced by UpCYCLE, a charity who help children learn cycling and bike maintenance skills. The serviced bikes were then sold at Bike Markets and have made £4379 to date! All of the money goes back to UpCYCLE to help them teach more children valuable cycling skills.

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is a scheme run by Peddle My Wheels that is designed to help people try out cycling before committing to buying a bike.

In 2023 there were 63 applications to Try Before You Bike!

Dr Bike

Our Dr Bike session provide the public with free information on bike maintenance and offers the opportunity for the public to get their bike fixed for free.

Lambeth saw 62 Dr Bike sessions in 2023 and in total 1147 bikes were serviced!

Your Streets Your Way

2023 saw the second round of Lambeth’s Your Streets Your Way competition. We had 9 new locations and 9 new winners.

Work has started to make the winner’s designs a reality and we are excited to share updates with you as the work progresses. The first location to be completed is Chestnut Road, where a mural celebrating the area’s historical connection to the Great North Wood has been painted by Simon Hills. If you are in the area, check it out!

Posted on 10th January 2024

by PK

Big Shift News: December

Lambeth’s Big Shift – December

This December we have a lot of exciting new projects gearing up for the new year and opportunities for residents to get involved in projects they may have missed out on in 2023. If you would like to get involved contact us at bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk for further information.

Business Parklets

The Business Parklet programme gives Lambeth businesses the opportunity to apply to convert a parking space in front of their premises into a parklet.

Parklets can used for outdoor seating for trading, additional outdoor space, greening and much more.

Businesses, private organisations, charities, schools and third sector can apply for a parklet. Individual businesses or groups of businesses may apply together.

How it works:

1. Complete business parklet expression of interest form - which includes submitting rough designs and a neighbourhood support form.

2. Shortlisting process by the Council

3. Apply for table and chairs/ pavement licence (where necessary)

4. Shortlisted businesses provide their detailed designs

5. Traffic order and relevant audits completed by Lambeth Council

6. Build

7. Businesses maintain the parklet through its lifespan and arrange removal when necessary.

Costs payable by the business:

• Supply/leasing of the parklet platform & installation. Parklets can come in various forms, sizes and materials so prices can also vary. Prices can start from £5K and above.

• Items such as planters, barriers and seating

• Maintenance

• Public Liability Insurance

• Apply for a tables and chairs licence (where required)

• Removal/replacement at the end of the parklet’s life

Paid by the council:

• Traffic Order costs

• Road safety audit

• Officer time

• Signs and lines

The opportunity to apply will be open until the 1st of April 2024 with two shortlisting windows on the 12 January and 1 April 2024.

For information on shortlisting criteria and how to apply, visit https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/businessparklets

For any questions please contact bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk

Dockless bays

Lambeth Council is currently installing 191 new dockless bays across the borough for rental e-scooters and e-bikes. Once all the bays are installed, users will be required to park in these bays to enable active travel trips and reduce footway clutter.

View the dockless bay locations here

It will bring the total number to over 240 meaning that most residents will be able to reach a bay within a 5-minute walk. This forms part of a commitment in Lambeth’s Kerbside Strategy  to expand the coverage of rental e-scooter and e-bike services across the whole borough. 

By January, rental e-scooters will be permitted for use in the south of Lambeth. They have been available for use in the north of the borough since Lambeth joined a trial scheme run by Transport for London and London Councils in July 2021. 

The new bays are being installed through Experimental Traffic Orders. Residents who would like to participate in the consultation for the new bays can do so by visiting our consultation page. 

Community Fund Parklets

Applications for Community Fund Parklets are still open!

Parklets provide opportunities for communities to design a space on their road to suit their needs. Parklets can provide spaces to grow your own vegetables, a space for children to play, or whatever you’d like!

To find out more about the application process, visit https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/streets-roads-transport/community-parklet-scheme

Lambeth Bus Days

Lambeth Bus Days continue to be a big success with 50 pupils from local schools taking part last week.

Bus Days are an activity set in partnership with Transport for London's Travel Mentoring Service, the Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Team and the bus company Arriva. Bus Days are designed to give children and young people with special needs (and other vulnerable potential passengers) extra confidence to enable them to travel independently and to make full use of London’s bus network.

The monthly sessions take place on a moving red London double-decker bus and feature scenarios covering personal and road safety. Passengers meet the driver and ticket inspectors and have the chance to practice coping with different type of issues that may come up when taking the bus. The police provide us with a team of about 8 officers for the day, Arriva provide the bus and driver, and we have two Travel Mentors from TfL to lead the sessions, plus the time of the Revenue Protection Inspectors who come on the bus.

Car Free Days

After the success of the Big Shift Car Free Days over 2023, we are looking to extend the opportunity to everyone across the borough.

Businesses, community groups or even a passionate individual can apply to hold a Big Shift Car Free Day in their area.

Car Free Days aim to help reimagine an area away from a space solely dedicated to cars. This could be by allowing businesses to spill out into the road, providing more space for children to play or giving an opportunity to imagine redesigning the road entirely.

If you are interested in a Car Free Day, email bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk to receive an information document about the process.

Posted on 6th December 2023

by PK

Big Shift News: November

Lambeth’s Big Shift - November

Cycling isn’t just for the summer, why not give it a go this November? The Big Shift has many different projects that can help you get started with cycling, no matter what the weather.

Free cycle training is available for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Lambeth.

• Private 1-1 sessions, family sessions, or group sessions.

• From beginner sessions in an off-road environment, to advance sessions dealing with complex junctions.

• Assistance with planning routes to wherever you’d like to go, and then cycling them with an instructor.

Book your session at www.cycleconfident.com

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is a user-friendly scheme that is specifically designed to encourage people to cycle.

• Pay monthly for a bike (including hybrid, folding bikes, e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes).

• Free delivery to your door with accessories (helmet, lights, and lock), and bespoke training session.

• You have the option to purchase the bike, or it can be collected for free if you decide the bike is not for you.

Find out more at www.peddlemywheels.com

Ourbike

OurBike is a community cargo bike share scheme where you can hire an electric cargo bike by the hour.

• Costs just £3 per hour to rent and can travel up to 50km on a full charge.

• The cargo bikes can carry up to two kids, or all kinds of cargo from furniture to food deliveries.

• Seven bikes located across the borough.

Find your nearest OurBike and sign up at www.ourbike.co.uk

Bike Markets

Public bike markets are a great opportunity to pick up an affordable child or adult bike.

• Bikes are fully serviced and priced affordably.

• Wide range of different bikes and sizes.

• Bikes can also be donated at the market.

• All sales proceeds from donated bikes go to upCYCLE, a community workshop teaching young people from ethnic minority backgrounds bike maintenance skills. www.upcycleldn.co.uk

Find out when the next Bike Market is at www.peddlemywheels.com

Dr Bike

Experienced mechanics will give your bike a FREE safety check.

• Qualified mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears, and tyre pressure, to lights, racks, pedals, saddles, and more.

• For anything that can’t be fixed there and then, the mechanic will explain what needs doing and provide an estimated cost to fix at a bike shop.

To view Dr Bike sessions visit www.cycleconfident.com/courses/dr-bike/

Community Fund Parklets

Applications for Community Fund Parklets are still open.

Want to improve your local area with a custom parklet on your street? To view more information visit https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parks-sports-leisure/community-parklet-scheme

Posted on 2nd November 2023

by PK

Free cycle training is available for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Lambeth!

There are a range of offers and incentives available to residents to get cycling! From FREE cycle training and bike maintenance sessions, to bike rental schemes and community cargo bikes!

Free cycle training is available for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Lambeth.

• Private 1-1 sessions, family sessions, or group sessions.

• From beginner sessions in an off-road environment, to advance sessions dealing with complex junctions.

• Assistance with planning routes to wherever you’d like to go, and then cycling them with an instructor.

Book your session at www.cycleconfident.com

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is a user-friendly scheme that is specifically designed to encourage people to cycle.

• Pay monthly for a bike (including hybrid, folding bikes, e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes).

• Free delivery to your door with accessories (helmet, lights, and lock), and bespoke training session.

• You have the option to purchase the bike, or it can be collected for free if you decide the bike is not for you.

Find out more at www.peddlemywheels.com

Ourbike

OurBike is a community cargo bike share scheme where you can hire an electric cargo bike by the hour.

• Costs just £3 per hour to rent and can travel up to 50km on a full charge.

• The cargo bikes can carry up to two kids, or all kinds of cargo from furniture to food deliveries.

• Seven bikes located across the borough.

Find your nearest OurBike and sign up at www.ourbike.co.uk

Bike Markets

Public bike markets are a great opportunity to pick up an affordable child or adult bike.

• Bikes are fully serviced and priced affordably.

• Wide range of different bikes and sizes.

• Bikes can also be donated at the market.

• All sales proceeds from donated bikes go to upCYCLE, a community workshop teaching young people from ethnic minority backgrounds bike maintenance skills. www.upcycleldn.co.uk

Find out when the next Bike Market is at www.peddlemywheels.com

Dr Bike

Experienced mechanics will give your bike a FREE safety check.

• Qualified mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears, and tyre pressure, to lights, racks, pedals, saddles, and more.

• For anything that can’t be fixed there and then, the mechanic will explain what needs doing and provide an estimated cost to fix at a bike shop.

To view Dr Bike sessions visit www.cycleconfident.com/courses/dr-bike/

Posted on 31st October 2023

by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Team

Big Shift News: October

Lambeth’s Big Shift – October

This October we’re focusing on parklets. The second phase of the parklets project is open for applications, see below for more details.

The #LambethBigShift aims to help communities across Lambeth make the most of the of the new greener, healthier infrastructure being put in place. Find out more about our projects below or visit our website. Check back here for regular updates about current and upcoming projects. 

Community Fund Parklets Phase 2

Applications for Community Fund Parklets phase 2 are now open!

A parklet is a tiny park, taking up just one parking space. It provides residents with an opportunity to create a space that works for their community. Successful applicants can choose from our catalogue to customise their parklet, choose from foldable seating, planters, game boards, notice boards and more.

Applications close on the 29th of October.

Click here for more information.

Car Free Days

Throughout September, Lambeth saw several Car Free Days.

The Hannen Road Big Shift car free day held workshops for residents and visitors to share their views on how they use the space. The closure was made possible by the collaborative efforts of Station to Station Business Improvement District, A Small Studio, Soak Up Lambeth, University of Greenwich and Lambeth’s Big Shift. The goal was to reimagine Hannen Road in a way that works for everyone as it moves to a more sustainable future.

Hannen Road was located as a spot for potential Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) installation. SuDS help improve climate resilience in an area by improving the drainage of rainwater via sustainable means, as opposed to older forms of drainage that rely on outdated systems that are no longer fit for purpose. Hannen Road was located as a potential area as it lies uphill and can therefore collect rainwater as it falls before it flows downhill and causes flooding. The Big Shift car free day served as the first phase of the co-design process. Co-design allows for all parties involved to have their ideas and needs taken into consideration before any plans are drawn up. By using co-design, the Council aims to create a space that works for everyone.

Check out the results of the Hannen Road workshops on A Small Studio’s YouTube channel.

Voltaire Road closed to vehicles for 4 weekends throughout September as part of Big Shift car free days project. Local businesses spilled out into the street and created more spaces for visitors to enjoy. The opening of the space for public use proved to be a positive change as many visitors shared their feedback with the Council.

Finally, National Car Free Day was celebrated on Goding Street. The street was filled with activities for the family and opportunities for people to learn more about active travel.

Car Free Days can take place in many different forms. But ultimately, they each aim to reimagine spaces away from being a place purely for cars. The Big Shift is looking to provide more opportunities for communities and businesses to give Car Free Days a go.

If you or a group you’re part of have an idea for a Car Free Day in Spring / Summer 2024, contact bigshift@lambeth.gov.uk with your thoughts.

Community Influencers

Say hello to Lambeth’s 2023/24 cohort of Community Influencers!

Over the next year these beginner cyclists will embark on their biking journeys. We will chronicle their progress throughout the year and use their experiences to help inspire others to give it a go. The influencers will be given information to help signpost others to cycling support, so if you see them at an active travel event, say hello!

West Norwood Shared Electric Van

Station to Station business improvement district (BID), Lambeth Council and Zipcar have partnered to provide an electric van for members of the BID to use. The van will help local business to reduce emissions and local traffic as outlined in the Kerbside Strategy.

Posted on 3rd October 2023

by PK

Brixton Hill: Water main burst update

Following progress in managing the impacts of the water main burst in Brixton Hill on Saturday, and with diversions now in place, traffic is moving around the sites of the incident. As a result, Lambeth Council is ending the suspension of the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in the area.

The Brixton Hill and Tulse Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood vehicle filters were suspended as an emergency measure on Saturday morning at 11am to allow access to every properties where this had been at risk from the water and works.

Trips through the traffic filters in both Brixton Hill and Tulse Hill were allowed from that time, and no fines will be issued for vehicles passing through them.

The traffic filter enforcement will resume from 9am on Saturday, September 23. This is in acknowledgement that full diversions are in place and local residents are able to access all streets in the low traffic neighbourhoods. Illegal journeys through the filters from Saturday morning will see drivers receive a Penalty Charge Notice of £130.

Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, Lambeth Council’s Deputy Leader, said:

The burst water main has caused major disruption for our residents and businesses by blocking the central arterial road through our borough. We have seen huge delays to bus and other journeys south of Brixton. The council has been working hard to support Thames Water and Transport for London in their efforts to fix the issue. There were initial Thames Water delays in putting diversions in place, but that is now resolved. We will continue to monitor the situation and urge Thames Water to act quickly going forwards for a swift resolution and to minimise disruption for residents.”

Thames Water contractors are expected to be working into next week to complete their repairs to the road.

Lambeth Council continues to engage with Thames Water whose contractors are making repairs to the Brixton Hill carriage way following the burst water main.

Thank you for your attention,

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Team

Posted on 21st September 2023

by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Team

Big Shift News: September

The Big Shift Lambeth

This September the Big Shift is activating spaces across the borough! We have three different roads closing this month to allow for locals and businesses to use the spaces that are usually reserved for cars. Come along and enjoy the space!

The #LambethBigShift aims to help communities across Lambeth make the most of the of the new greener, healthier infrastructure being put in place. Find out more about our projects below or visit our website. Check back here for regular updates about current and upcoming projects. 

Hannen Road Car Free Day

This Sunday Lambeth’s Big Shift is closing Hannen Road in West Norwood for the day. This closure will coincide with monthly Norwood Feast local street market.

This event is about reimagine Hannen Road as a commute friendly and more sustainable space. There will be a variety of workshops for children and adults throughout the day. These workshops are run by A Small Studio and Station to Station to gather locals’ opinions about how the space could be better suited to its current uses.

Come join us from 10am to 4pm on Sunday the 3rd of September to take a look, share your views, and enjoy some local produce!

National Car Free Day

Lambeth Council will be celebrating Car Free Day on Saturday 23rd September on Goding Street (SE11 5AW), just off Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, from 12 to 5pm.

There will be fun and interactive activities for the whole family including:

• Children's scooter obstacle course and an opportunity to win a children's scooter

• A pedal smoothie bike giving out free smoothies

• Children's arts and crafts workshops

• Adult bike repair workshops

• A Dr Bike mechanic who will check your bike for free

• Adapted bikes for disabled people to try

And much more!

You don't need to book anything and all the activities are FREE, just bring yourself and your friends and family for a fun-filled day out!

Voltaire Road Car Free Days

Starting on the 8th of September we are closing Voltaire Road from Old Station Way to Clapham High Street. The closure will occur every weekend from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday, ending on the 1st of October.

The road closure will see local businesses spilling out onto the street to enjoy the space. There will be additional seating in the road and every Saturday from 4pm to 8pm live acoustic music will take place.

Why not pop over this September to enjoy the street, music and food!

Community Fund Parklets

Applications for Community Fund Parklets are still open.

A parklet is a repurposed parking space that offers residents a small green space, a place to rest or socialise, or anything your community would like!

Click here for more information.

OurBike

Need to carry a small parcel or small children in Lambeth? Why not give an OurBike a go?

We have seven locations with e-cargo bikes across the borough and it’s one of the cheapest bike-hiring schemes in London!

Look out for our new signs to help you locate a bike.

Click here for more details.

Posted on 1st September 2023

by PK

The Brixton Hill LTN FAQ and Q&A session

We would like you to read the Frequently Asked Question Bookletfor the Brixton Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood trial launching in early September. You can find the document online here; also, all the addresses within the LTN area will receive a hard copy.

The Frequently Asked Question Bookletcaptures the most asked question we received during the engagement period.

What is going to happen next? To allow you to ask any questions we may not have covered in this booklet, we are organising an Online Q&A session on the 21 August 2023, 6 PMRegister here to book a place and receive reminders about the event.

Please share the booklet and the link for the Q & A session with your community and those who might be interested.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Alternatively, use the link below to connect directly at 6 PM to the Q&A session:

Microsoft Teams meeting - Click here to join the meeting - Link

Meeting ID: 355 195 188 058

Passcode: mQjVEJ

Thank you for your attention,

The Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team

Posted on 14th August 2023

by Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team

Big Shift News: August

The Big Shift Lambeth

Looking for ways to get some exercise or brighten up your neighbourhood this summer? The Big Shift can help you!

Looking to get back into cycling? We have opportunities below to help you in your cycling journey, whatever stage you’re at. Think your street could use a little more greenery? Why not apply for a parklet!

The #LambethBigShift aims to help communities across Lambeth make the most of the of the new greener, healthier infrastructure being put in place. Find out more about our projects below or visit our website.Check back here for regular updates about current and upcoming projects. 

Bike the Borough

On the 18th of July six Lambeth primary schools took part in the Bike the Borough event. The children took to the streets as part of a mass bike ride between Clapham Common and Brockwell Park.

The inaugural Bike the Borough event saw more than 80 school children showcase cycling skills while being supported by school staff, cycling police officers and instructors from Cycle Confident.

The Bike the Borough event was organised through Lambeth Council’s Big Shift programme to encourage people to consider more sustainable and active ways to move around their local areas.

The event was a great success with everyone involved having a great time. We hope to make it even bigger and better next year.

Community Influencers

We are looking for 30 new Lambeth Community Influencers.

Have you thought about cycling but don’t know where to start? Would you like to bike to work but aren’t confident on the roads? Becoming a Community Influencer is a great place to start!

Peddle My Wheels and Lambeth’s Big Shift have partnered for a second year of the Community Influencer programme. Successful applicants will receive a free cycle and cycle accessories as well as being supported with training, maintenance, and insurance from Peddle My Wheels.

Influencers will join our media campaign and help promote cycling around Lambeth. We’re looking for people to help encourage others to cycle in their communities by posting to social media, coming to active travel events and many more exciting opportunities.

Click here to apply for a spot in the September 2023 cohort.

Your Streets Your Way

The Your Streets Your Way 2023 winners have been announced!

Congratulations to the winners, runner ups and judges’ choices! Over 70 wonderful submissions were received from people aged 6-74. The winning designs are available to view on the Your Streets Your Way website.

Parklets

Applications for a Community Fund Parklets are now open.

A parklet is an old parking space that has been transformed into a space for a community to rest and socialise, while also bringing some much-needed greenery to residential streets. Parklets can also provide a space to lock up bikes or even sensory play opportunities for children.

Applying to become a parklet keeper means that you will have the chance to design a parklet for your road. Parklet keepers are responsible for maintaining and caring for the parklet and ensuring that it is a welcoming place for the whole community to enjoy.

Click here to find out more.

OurBike

Join Lambeth’s e-cargo bike hiring scheme today and get 60 minutes free if you’re a resident or 180 minutes free for your business. After that it’s just 75p per 15 minutes, making it one of London’s cheapest bike hiring schemes.

OurBike can be used to transport a wide range of items: parcels, recycling, cakes, even people. The Ridgeback MK5 bike can carry up to 150kg (including the weight of the rider) and comes with a bench that can seat 2 children.

If you have never used an e-cargo bike before you can book a training session for free with a member of the team. For more information about riding an e-cargo bike, check out the OurBike website.

Download the app via the Play Storeor App Store.

Cycle Confident Summer Sessions

Cycle Confident are providing cycle training sessions this summer for all ages and levels of ability.

Click here for more information.

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is designed to encourage beginner, less experienced or out of practice cyclists to give it a go.

Try Before You Bike allows you to pay monthly to try out a range of different bicycles to see if they’re right for you.

Click here for more details.

Freshview

Freshview aims to bring your community together for a day to improve your local area. Freshview is led by residents, it is your chance to make a difference to the environment in your local area.

Types of activities include:

• creating a community garden

• building on-street planters and window boxes

• removing debris from disused land

• cutting back overgrowth from alleyways and footpaths

• brightening up local areas by re-painting front garden walls or street furniture.

Click here for more information.

Posted on 4th August 2023

by PK

Big Shift News: July

The Big Shift Lambeth

The Big Shift aims to create a greener and healthier Lambeth. Our projects range from redesigning local Lambeth spaces to helping residents access affordable bikes.

Our #LambethBigShift active travel programme brings together several initiatives to help residents, businesses and schools choose cleaner and healthier ways of getting around the borough - such as walking, cycling and wheeling.

Find out more about our projects below or visit our website. Check back here for regular updates about current and upcoming projects.

Community Influencer applications

Are you considering cycling but need some support to get started? Peddle My Wheels and Lambeth’s Big Shift have partnered for a second year of the Community Influencer programme. Successful applicants will receive a free cycle and cycle accessories as well as being supported with training, maintenance, and insurance from Peddle My Wheels.

Influencers will join our media campaign and help promote cycling around Lambeth. We’re looking for people to help encourage others to cycle in their communities by posting to social media, coming to active travel events and many more exciting opportunities.

Click here to apply for a spot in the September 2023 cohort.

Community Fund Parklets

A Parklet is a community owned mini park for your street. It can add a bit of green to your area while providing a spot to rest and socialise.

We have begun the first phase of installing the Community Fund Parklets. But don’t worry, you can still apply for one on your street.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

OurBike

OurBike has a new app and a new look to match!

The new app is simple to use. Either download it from the Play Storeor App Store, sign up and book your time slot.

As of the 1st of July 2023:

• All new businesses that sign up will receive 180 minutes free use.

• All new resident signups will get 60 minutes.

After that it’s only 75p per 15 minutes.

Freshview

Freshview aims to bring your community together for a day to improve your local area. Freshview is led by residents, it is your chance to make a difference to the environment in your local area.

Types of activities include:

• creating a community garden

• building on-street planters and window boxes

• removing debris from disused land

• cutting back overgrowth from alleyways and footpaths

• brightening up local areas by re-painting front garden walls or street furniture.

Click here for more information.

Crowdfund Lambeth

Lambeth Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to support projects, groups and organisations across the Borough who want to turn their ideas into a reality and make Lambeth a unique place to live, work, learn and do business.

Do you have a community green project? Want to improve your local street?

Click here for more details on the eligibility criteria.

Cycle Confident Summer Cycle Training

Lambeth Council with Cycle Confident are providing free cycle training for children during the summer holidays. There are courses suitable for all levels of ability, from complete beginner to on-road training and the training takes place in small groups with 2 fully trained instructors.

Courses are running in Brockwell Park and Clapham Common during the month of August. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes but there are also bikes available to borrow at Clapham Common.

For more details and to book a place, visit the Cycle Confident website.

Posted on 30th June 2023

by PK

Big Shift News: May

Community Fund Parklets

Applications for phase one of the Community Fund Parklets has closed. Our team is currently shortlisting the applications. Winners will be announced soon.

If you missed the deadline but still want to apply you can send in your application to be waitlisted for phase two. Click here to apply.

Your Streets Your Way Competition 2023

The announcement for the Your Streets Your Way winners will be coming soon. Watch this space for updates!

Support for Lambeth school employees

Are you working in a Lambeth school? You are eligible for support to have a more a more active journey to school!

Lambeth Council is working towards a cleaner and greener borough by offering a range of measures to encourage people working for the school to travel in active ways. Transport has a huge impact on the health and quality of life for everyone and offers some great opportunities.

Contact us at ActiveTravel@lambeth.gov.uk to receive a guide to find out information and discounts to switch to healthier and more sustainable forms of transport.

Bike Week 100 5th – 11th June 2023

Bike Week 100 is coming up. Celebrating 100 years of Bike Weeks, this year you can get involved by arranging an event at your workplace or taking part in one of the many challenges arranged by Bike Week 100. Click here for more details.

You can also find resources to help make the switch to cycling on the Cycling UK website.

Dr Bike

Dr Bike sessions taking place this month!

Dr Bike sessions are free to attend, and experienced mechanics will check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. Any minor adjustments that can be made will be done there and then free of change.

In the case that something can’t be fixed on site the mechanics will let you know exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost and will point you in the direction of your local bike shop.

Upcoming Dr Bike Sessions:

• Saturday 6th June – 12:00-15:00 – Norwood Road / York Hill – SE27 9AF

• Wednesday 7th June – 16:00-19:00 – Clapham Common Bandstand – SW4 9DE

• Saturday 10th June – 12:00-15:00 – Clapham Common Bandstand – SW4 9DE

• Wednesday 14th June – 16:00 19:00 Windrush Square – SW2 1JQ

Click here for a full list of events.

Bike Markets

We have partnered with Brixton based upCYCLE to bring you a brand-new type of bike market!

Bring along your outgrown, unwanted bikes to the market and put them to good use and donate them to a great project.

All donated bikes will be serviced by upCYCLE and checked by a qualified mechanic to ensure they are in good working order. The bikes will then be sold at bike markets run by Peddle My Wheels, with 100% of all sales proceeds going back to upCYCLE

• Wednesday 7th June - 10:00-16:00 - Windrush Square

• Saturday 10 June - 12:00-18:00 - Lambeth Country Show

• Sunday 11 June - 12:00-18:00 - Lambeth Country Show

• Sunday 9th July - 10:00-16:00 - Streatham Common (Rookery/Highlighted Road)

Click here for a full list of events.

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike - the flexible bike scheme that will get you cycling.

Simple and affordable, the Try Before You Bike scheme is the flexible bike scheme that will help get you cycling. Just choose your new bike and accessories using the helpful online tools, the bike gets delivered straight to your door!

For more information visit Peddle My Wheels, who run the programme on behalf of Lambeth Council.

Electric Vehicle Charging

In the coming months you’ll start seeing bright green wraparounds around many Lambeth lamp columns. This shows that a street based Electric Vehicle Charge Point (EVCP) is situated in the lamp column.

Lambeth now has over 260 residential lamp column based EVCPs, ensuring residents have access to a convenient Charge Point each with their own dedicated charging bay. Look out for new charging points in the coming months.

EVCP Lamp Column Wrap

ULEZ Scrappage Scheme and Grants

The ULEZ is expanding London wide and a £110m scrappage scheme for older vehicles will support low-income and disabled Londoners, charities, small businesses. Click here for more details.

If you are not eligible for the scrappage scheme you can still benefit from special deals on car/bike/scooter rental and other support. Click here for more details.

Posted on 2nd June 2023

by PK

Big Shift: Parklets Deadline 28th May

The deadline for applications to the Community Fund Parklets is almost here. If you would like us to consider your application for the first phase of the project, please submit your application here by the 28th of May 2023.

If you are unable to complete your application before the deadline you can still apply. Submit your application as normal and we will add it to the waitlist.

A parklet is an old, transformed parking space created for community use. Parklets create spaces along the kerbside for communities to rest, play and garden. This is in line with Lambeth’s Kerbside Strategy and Climate Action Plan. Parklets are usually installed on residential streets. We will still consider applications for locations on high streets so long as they are not for a business.

Lambeth’s Big Shift Community Fund will fund 25 parklets, one in each borough ward. Residents will create and maintain the parklets in partnership with the Council.

This first phase of the programme will deliver 12 parklets.

Find out more and apply here.

Posted on 24th May 2023

by PK

Brixton Hill Street Improvements - Parklets Pop-Up

Lambeth Council is introducing parklets to residential streets as part of their work to improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

We want to hear from you! Is planting, bicycle parking, seating or social space important to you? And where exactly is the best spot for the parklet? Join us at one of the to browse parklet designs and discuss options:

  • 25 May PM and 26 May PM – beside school gates on Mandrell Rd.
  • 25 May AM and 1 June PM – outside New Minimarket on New Park Rd at the junction with Doverfield Rd.
  • 26 May AM – outside Chicken Treat on New Park Rdjunction with Lyham Rd.
  • Come along and join us!

    Posted on 24th May 2023

    by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Team

    Big Shift News: April

    Be part of the Big Shift to greener and healthier travel around Lambeth. Redesign Telegraph Passage, get an affordable bike, make free e-cargo bike trips from F Mondays, or create a community parklet on your road.

    Our #LambethBigShift active travel programme brings together several initiatives to help residents, businesses and schools choose cleaner and healthier ways of getting around the borough - such as walking, cycling and wheeling.

    Find out more below or on our websiteabout how you can get involved in the Big Shift today and check back here for more information about up-and-coming projects.

    Big Shift Community Fund

    Would you and neighbours like a space on your road to meet, play or boost greening? Applications are now open for residents to apply for the Community Parklet Scheme through the Big Shift Programme.

    A parklet is an old parking space that has been transformed into something for people to enjoy. They are great for bringing communities together and providing some much-needed local green space.

    In line with Lambeth’s Kerbside Strategy and Climate Action Plan, parklets open the kerbside to create places for people to rest, play and garden. The parklets will typically be installed on residential streets, although installation on high streets could take place where they are not for business purposes.

    Lambeth’s Big Shift Community Fund will fund 25 parklets (one in each borough ward) which will be created and maintained by residents in partnership with the Council.

    This first phase of the Big Shift Community Fund Parklets programme will deliver 12 parklets.

    Find out more and apply here.

    Showcase your creativity on your streets and get the chance to win £750 today!

    Help us transform 10 locations across the borough by submitting your idea here.

    The ‘Your Streets Your Way’ deadline has been now extended until 5 May 2023. ‘Your Streets Your Way’ is a Lambeth Council project which aims to transform 10 locations across the borough through local people’s ideas.

    Check out last year’s winners:

    This year’s streets selected are:

  • Loughborough Junction
  • Matrimony Place (Larkhall Rise)
  • Bromfelde Walk (Larkhall Rise)
  • Russell’s Footpath (Streatham Wells)
  • Leithcote Path (Streatham Wells)
  • Telegraph Passage (Brixton Hill)
  • Chestnut Road (West Dulwich)
  • Coldharbour Lane (Angell Town)
  • Angell Road (Angell Town)
  • St Martin’s pedestrian passage (Stockwell)
  • Telegraph Passage was chosen based on feedback from the Brixton Hill LTN consultations with local people.

    Submit your idea today!

    OurBike

    Free e-cargo bike confidence lessons for residents in XX [Streatham Hill/ Ferndale].

    Get one to one training on how to use your local OurBike[/s located outside insert location of nearest OurBike[s] to given LTN/ Healthy Route], an e-cargo bike for all occasions – taking the children out, shopping or moving heavier items.

    Rent an e-cargo bike forfree!

    Download the OurBike app on the Google Play storeor on the App Store.

    Lambeth Council is giving all Lambeth residents and businesses free OurBike minutes for the rest of April and all of May. This is in addition to the council subsidising the hourly rate to keep it at £3 per / hour.

    How it works:

  • Any Lambeth resident who registers in April or May will have 300 minutes of free use per month added to their account
  • Any Lambeth business who registers in April or May will have 600 minutes of free use per month added to their account
  • If you're an existing member there is nothing for you to do. The free minutes have already been added to your account
  • To check on your free minutes go to your 'Profile' in the app and it will show you what is available
  • This offer will only apply to the months of April and May.

    Locations:

  • Railton Road – Perks and White
  • Railton Road – Koala Coffee
  • Tulse Hill – F Mondays
  • Oval – The Hound Hut
  • Streatham Hill – Hive
  • Streatham Hill – The Mud Room
  • Ferndale – Papas Park Café
  • Cycle Hangars

    Lambeth Council are rolling out our next phase of cycle hangars onto your local streets. The 48 hangers will be installed from March – May 2023. This is just the beginning. We are working towards our commitment of 5000 more spaces by 2026.

    To suggest a location for a cycle hangar or if you are interested in space in an existing hangar find out more here.

    Lambeth Bus Days

    Lambeth Council is supporting students with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) to use active travel and rely less on private transport to help improve their independence and confidence.

    The council runs a monthly Bus Day where children and young people with special educational needs are assisted to use the London bus network. The sessions take place on a moving red London double-decker bus and feature scenarios covering personal and road safety. Pupils meet the driver and ticket inspectors and have the chance to practise coping with issues like what to do if they get lost, witness a crime or get into trouble.

    Community Influencers

    We have a team of brilliant, friendly volunteers who are passionate about getting more people to try cycling as a green and healthy way to travel around Lambeth.

    They’re all Lambeth residents, so they know the borough well.

    Many of our volunteers didn’t cycle at first. They wanted to, but they didn’t have a bike, didn’t feel confident out on the road or hadn’t even thought about it until we introduced the Community Influencer Programme.

    This spring, you’ll be able to meet the Community Influencers at events across the borough. Watch this space for further details soon.

    Lambeth Climate News

    We send a monthly climate change, clean transport and sustainability newsletter, which includes the latest on the Big Shift, as well as lots of other news and opportunities.

    Sign up for our monthly newsletter here.

    Posted on 24th April 2023

    by ND

    The Brixton Hill LTN Engagement Report is ready to view!

    Today we published the Summary Engagement Report for the Brixton Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

    The engagement started on 12 December 2022 and was completed on 3 February 2023. Through this engagement, we have collected feedback and questions raised by the public.

    This feedback is helping to define the final trial design, which will be launched this summer. In the report, you will find the recommendations we are working on with the designers.

    To read the report, click here.

    Posted on 13th April 2023

    by Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team

    Big Shift News

    Be part of the Big Shift to greener and healthier travel around Lambeth. Redesign Telegraph Passage, make free e-cargo bike trips from F Mondays, or create a community parklet on your road.

    Our new #LambethBigShift active travel programme brings together several initiatives to help residents, businesses and schools choose cleaner and healthier ways of getting around the borough - such as walking, cycling and wheeling.

    Find out more below or on our websiteabout how you can get involved in the Big Shift today and check back here for more information about up-and-coming projects.

    Your Streets Your Way

    Get creative, reimagine your streets and have the chance to win up to £750.

    Lambeth Council, in conjunction with We Made That, are launching the second instalment of the Your Streets Your Way street design competition.

    Your Streets Your Way gives those who live, work or travel through the borough, the opportunity to transform one of 10 locations. The competition gives the opportunity to create spaces to spend more time, connect with each other or to make it more attractive to explore by walking, wheeling or cycling.

    The locations are:

  • Loughborough Road (Loughborough Junction)
  • Matrimony Place (Larkhall Rise)
  • Bromfelde Walk (Larkhall Rise)
  • Russell’s Footpath (Streatham Wells)
  • Leithcote Path (Streatham Wells)
  • Telegraph Passage (Brixton Hill)
  • Chestnut Road (West Dulwich)
  • 297-299 Coldharbour Lane (Angell Town)
  • 85 Angell Road (Angell Town)
  • St Martin’s pedestrian passage (Stockwell)
  • Telegraph Passage was chosen based on feedback from the Brixton Hill LTN consultations with local people.

    Find out more information and apply here.

    The first Your Streets Your Way competition was launched in 2021 and 8 locations were reimagined by our competition winners. 5 of the transformations have now been completed and the last 3 are in development. You can see the progress of the sites from Your Streets Your Way 2021.

    OurBike

    Get one to one training on how to use your local OurBike located outside F Mondays, an e-cargo bike for all occasions – taking the children out, shopping or moving heavier items.

    Rent an e-cargo bike for free!

    Lambeth residents and business can hire OurBikes at no cost for the first 2 hours every day.

    Locations:

  • Railton Road – Perks and White
  • Railton Road – Koala Coffee
  • Tulse Hill – F Mondays
  • Oval – The Hound Hut
  • Streatham Hill – Hive
  • Streatham Hill – The Mud Room
  • Ferndale – Papas Park Café
  • upCYCLE LDN bike repair workshops

    Lambeth Council has partnered with upCYCLE LDN to teach young people how to fix their bikes. This FREE basic bike maintenance course is aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds and will take place during the Easter break.

    During the day you will learn how to set up a bike to fit, fix a puncture, adjust brakes and gears, and lubricate your chain.

    Drinks and food will be provided on the day. All you need to bring is you, we'll provide everything else! Repairing bikes can get a bit messy, so make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirt on.

    Find out more information and apply here.

    Cycle Hangars

    Lambeth Council are rolling out our next phase of cycle hangars onto your local streets. The 48 hangers will be installed from March – May 2023. This is just the beginning. We are working towards our commitment of 5000 more spaces by 2026.

    To suggest a location for a cycle hangar or if you are interested in space in an existing hangar find out more here.

    Community Influencers

    We have a team of brilliant, friendly volunteers who are passionate about getting more people to try cycling as a green and healthy way to travel around Lambeth.

    They’re all Lambeth residents, so they know the borough well.

    Many of our volunteers didn’t cycle at first. They wanted to, but they didn’t have a bike, didn’t feel confident out on the road or hadn’t even thought about it until we introduced the Community Influencer Programme.

    This spring, you’ll be able to meet the Community Influencers at events across the borough. Watch this space for further details soon!

    Lambeth Climate News

    We send a monthly climate change, clean transport and sustainability newsletter, which includes the latest on the Big Shift, as well as lots of other news and opportunities.

    Sign up for our monthly newsletter here.

    Posted on 23rd March 2023

    by PO

    Brixton Hill LTN Survey Final Day

    We want to take a moment to truly thank all of you for your feedback and the time you spent responding to the Brixton Hill LTN trial proposals.

    We received a considerable number of responses and ideas.

    Our team will now analyse all the comments and summarise these into an Engagement Summary Report published on Commonplace.

    We will send you an update once this is ready to view!

    We want to kindly remind you The Brixton Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood informal engagement phase will end tonight. If you haven’t got a chance to fill out the survey, you still have time until midnight.

    Kind regards,

    The Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team

    Posted on 3rd February 2023

    by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Team

    Brixton Hill LTN Survey Extended

    We extended the online survey deadline to the 3rd of February, 2023.

    Our vision is to transform local streets, so they have more greenery, are more pleasant and are no longer dominated by cars and vans using them as shortcuts. The changes proposed include:

  • Traffic filters to prevent through traffic
  • New trees and plants which will reduce flooding and give shade during extreme heat
  • Cycle parking and parklets
  • Space for children to play and people to sit
  • Share your thoughts before the 3rd of February 2023!

    Posted on 10th January 2023

    by Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team

    Brixton Hill LTN Survey

    From today to Sunday, 22 January 2023, we will be asking for people’s feedback on our proposals.

    These would stop through traffic, improve air quality, and encourage more walking, cycling, wheeling and scooting.

    Our vision is to transform local streets, so they have more greenery, are more pleasant and are no longer dominated by cars and vans using them as shortcuts. The changes proposed include:

  • Traffic filters to prevent through traffic
  • New trees and plants which will reduce flooding and give shade during extreme heat
  • Cycle parking and parklets
  • Space for children to play and people to sit
  • We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    Posted on 16th December 2022

    by Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team

    Have your say on the new proposals

    From Friday 16th December, we will be asking for peoples’ feedback on our proposals which would stop through traffic, improve air quality, and encourage more walking, cycling, wheeling and scooting. Our vision is to transform local streets, so they have more greenery, are more pleasant and are no longer dominated by cars and vans using them as shortcuts.

    The changes proposed include:

    - Traffic filters to prevent through traffic

    - New trees and plants which will reduce flooding and give shade during extreme heat

    - Cycle parking and parklets

    - Space for children to play and people to sit

    This survey is on the website for five weeks, until Sunday 22nd January. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    Posted on 16th December 2022

    by ND

    Brixton Hill Neighbourhood Improvements - Pop ups

    The Community Street Design team and Sustrans will be out and about this week to find out your views on improvements that can be made to your neighbourhoods. These are permanent changes to the public space which will make it more enjoyable to spend time, visit local shops and to travel in.

    Changes could include greening, seating, parklets and much more.

    We are hosting 2 pop up stalls:

    Wednesday 10 August - 3 - 6pm

    Lyham Road, outside Londis

    Thursday 11 August - 4 - 7pm

    New Park Road, outside the shops

    We would love to hear your feedback and hope to see you there.

    Posted on 10th August 2022

    by ND

    Brixton Hill Walk and Talk - 18th March

    We want to find out your thoughts around local issues such as traffic, air quality, green spaces and the public realm. We are collecting people’s views via Commonplace but we know that not everyone likes to or can use the internet to feedback in this way. So, we would like to invite you to our “WALK AND TALK” event on Friday 18th of March 12-2pm.

    Join the Community Street Design Officers on a walk across the proposed Brixton Hill LTN where we will provide a journal to record your thoughts and explore your views and on:

  • Traffic & congestion
  • Walking, wheeling and cycling
  • Green spaces & trees
  • Public transport
  • Air quality
  • Pavements
  • Road safety & speeding
  • Public spaces & community
  • The walk will take 2 hours with a break for an activity and refreshments. We welcome all to join however any children or young people attending must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only available for over 18s.

    Tickets are limited so book quickly if you are interested. Tickets are available here:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brixton-hill-walk-and-talk-tickets-277605063217

    Posted on 7th March 2022

    by ND