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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

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

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

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. A 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

Big Shift News: April

Be part of the Big Shift to greener and healthier travel around Lambeth. Redesign local Lambeth spaces, get an affordable bike, make free e-cargo bike trips from outside Perks and White or Koala Coffee, 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)
  • Submit your idea today!

    OurBike

    Get one to one training on how to use your local OurBikes located outside Koala Coffee and Perks and White, an e-cargo bike for all occasions – taking the children out, shopping or moving heavier items.

    Rent an e-cargo bike for free!

    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 help.

    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

    Big Shift News

    Be part of the Big Shift to greener and healthier travel around Lambeth. Redesign local Lambeth spaces and win up to £750! Get an affordable bike, make free e-cargo bike trips from outside Perks and Whites and Koala Coffee, 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)
  • Many of the locations were chosen based on feedback from the LTN and Healthy routes 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

    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:

    1. Railton Road – Perks and White

    2. Railton Road – Koala Coffee

    3. Tulse Hill – F Mondays

    4. Oval – The Hound Hut

    5. Streatham Hill – Hive

    6. Streatham Hill – The Mud Room

    7. 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 ND

    Low Traffic Neighbourhood Update 24.06.22

    Update by the Low Traffic Neighbourhood Team.

    Community Influencers

    Our Community Influencers programme, in partnership with local cycling organisation Peddle My Wheels, is underway. The first handful of successful applicants have received their free bike, with maintenance lessons and cycle training to follow shortly. Over the coming year, the Influencers will be using their links in local Lambeth communities to encourage an uptake in cycling, especially amongst under-represented groups. You can follow their progress on PMW's Twitter page. You can also find out more about the project here , there are still spaces on the programme so check it out!

    Beat The Street

    Beat the Street Lambeth has been commissioned by Lambeth Borough Council with support from the National Lottery via Sport England. It is being delivered by Intelligent Health. The game aims to get communities to get active and explore the local area.

    Children use a card and map which will be provided by participating primary schools, and adults can pick up a free card from one of the distribution points listed on the Beat the Street Lambeth website.

    Players then find their nearest "Beat Box" which will appear on lampposts around the borough. There are 136 of these contactless sensors– once the game is underway, simply hover your card over the Beat Box and it will beep and flash to record your points. Your first visit to a Beat Box registers the journey; then walk, cycle or roll to the next Beat Box within an hour to score 10 points.

    The game runs from the 22 June to 3 August.

    For more information visit www.beatthestreet.me/lambeth.

    Railton Low Traffic Neighbourhood Design Workshops

    At drop in sessions, you can navigate the 3D model in real-time, get a closer look at the detailed proposal and share your views.

    St Matthews

  • 25th June, from 13.30 to 16.30 at Trinity Congregational Church, Saint Matthew's Road, London, England, SW2 1NF
  • Railton

  • 29th of June , from 15.30 to 19.30 at St Vincent's Centre, Brixton, Talma Road, London, England, SW2 1AS
  • Posted on 24th June 2022

    by ND

    Railton and St Matthew's Low Traffic Neighbourhood design - Public feedback

    Lambeth Council is asking for public feedback on the proposed designs for in the Railton LTN with a focus on Shakespeare Road, Railton Road South and St Matthews Road.

    Residents, businesses, and those who live or work in the area can give feedback via the Railton Commonplace from Monday June 13 until 11.59pm on Sunday July 17.

    You can also share your views at drop in sessions where you can navigate the 3D model in real-time and get a closer look at the detailed proposals.

    St Matthews

  • 25th June, from 13.30 to 16.30 at Trinity Congregational Church, Saint Matthew's Road, London, England, SW2 1NF *
  • Railton

  • 29th of June , from 15.30 to 19.30 at St Vincent's Centre, Brixton, Talma Road, London, England, SW2 1AS *
  • The proposals radically changing the way streets are used and feel, creating more space for walking, wheeling and cycling, introducing more greenery and features such as play equipment, seating and cycling parking.

    The concepts for the LTN will be presented with the aide of a detailed 3D model of each neighbourhood to showcase the proposed improvements and gather public suggestions.

    Lambeth council has been working with Vu.City to use its 3D modelling platform to accurately map the local streets including roads, buildings and public spaces.

    South London-based Cityscape Digital has been commissioned to add detail to the model and incorporate the proposed street designs to represent how the designs would look once installed.

    Please share information of the workshops with neighbours, friends and family in the locality.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    *Correction of drop in dates and times from newsletter sent on 13th June 2022.

    Posted on 20th June 2022

    by ND

    Railton and St Matthew's Low Traffic Neighbourhood design - Public feedback

    Lambeth Council is asking for public feedback on the proposed designs for the Railton and St Matthew’s LTN.

    The proposals radically changing the way streets are used and feel, creating more space for walking, wheeling and cycling, introducing more greenery and features such as play equipment, seating and cycling parking.

    Proposals for the Railton LTN focus on Shakespeare Road, Railton Road South and St Matthews Road.

    The concepts for both LTNs will be presented to the public with the aide of a detailed 3D model of each neighbourhood to showcase the proposed improvements and gather public suggestions.

    Lambeth council has been working with Vu.City to use its 3D modelling platform to accurately map the local streets including roads, buildings and public spaces.

    South London-based Cityscape Digital has been commissioned to add detail to the model and incorporate the proposed street designs to represent how the designs would look once installed.

    The council is also hosting drop-in sessions where members of the public can navigate the 3D model in real-time and get a closer look at the detailed proposals.

    Railton LTN was introduced two years ago as emergency measures during the Covid-19 crisis. After a trial phase and extensive public consultation, the LTN was made permanent at the end of last year.

    The implementation of low traffic neighbourhoods can help reduce traffic volumes, reduce levels of air pollution, and reduce road danger, and also enable active forms of travel.

    Feedback from the public will be considered before Lambeth Council presents the final designs and work would begin later this year.

    Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, cabinet member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “This is the first time we have used detailed 3D modelling to showcase neighbourhood enhancements.

    “We have worked closely with two exciting tech start-ups to produce an accurate representation of what we want to do.

    “During our three drop-in sessions members of the public will be able to interact with the 3D model to understand the detail of each proposed improvement. Those who cannot make the sessions can view an online video of the 3D model to see the designs for themselves.

    “This digital approach greatly improves accessibility for residents, employees and businesses as well as enhancing their ability to share their views on the future of these neighbourhoods.”

    Residents, businesses, and those who live or work in the area can give feedback via the Railton Commonplace from Monday June 13 until 11.59pm on Sunday July 17.

    You can also share your views at drop in sessions:

    St Matthews

    - 21st June, from 18 to 19.30 (Trinity Congregational Church, Saint Matthew's Road, London, England, SW2 1NF)

    Railton

    - 23rd June, from 18 to 19.30 (St Vincent's Centre, Brixton, Talma Road, London, England, SW2 1AS)

    Posted on 13th June 2022

    by ND

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 10.11.21

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Painting Party

    Painting of the Vining Street and Atlantic Road planters began on the 22nd of October but unfortunately was paused because of bad weather. Father Nature will be rearranging the session so keep a look out for future dates on their social media.

    Your Streets Your Way

    Earlier this year the ‘Your Streets Your Way’ competition launched aiming to involve local people in designing changes on their streets that could be translated into real world projects. 10 locations were chosen across Lambeth's 5 low traffic neighbourhoods to be redesigned.

    72 people submitted designs and judges awarded prizes for the categories of Winner, Runner Up and Judge’s Choice. Below are the winners of each location:

    Ferndale- Bedford House , Samir (u18)

    Oval- Mursell Estate, Lidia Gherghe

    Oval- Dorset Road, Grace Thomas

    Oval- Claylands Path, Tor Ewen

    Railton- Somerleyton Passage , Nick Saiger

    Railton- St Matthews, Location withdrawn due to lack of submissions

    Streatham- Livity Passage, Divya Scialo

    Streatham- Hillside Passage, Vladimir Guculak

    Tulse Hill, Roupell Park Estate, Fair-Rose (u18)

    Tulse Hill, Fairview Place, Location withdrawn due to lack of submissions

    The scale of some of these projects mean they need technical expertise in order to develop the winning ideas into detailed designs- these will be managed by landscape architects at Sustrans. Other projects have designs that are ready to be translated on the ground, these will be managed and built by local organisation In-Use, Re-Use .

    All designs will be presented locally for people to input.

    Upcoming Sustrans Engagement events

    • Tuesday 9th of November: Notice boards are being erected at winning locations to inform the local community about the project. The boards will include a QR code which links to an audio recording of the winners describing their designs and inspirations.

    • The Sustrans team will be running pop ups at all of the sites to talk to the local community and stakeholders and have invited the winners to attend. See details below:

    Thursday 11th November : Roupell Park Estate Pop Up 3-5pm – Holmewood Road on the green space in front of Thursley House

    Friday 12th November : Bedford House Pop Up 11:30am-1:30pm – Hetherington Road pedestrian entrance to Bedford House

    Friday 12th November: Hillside Passage Pop Up 3-5pm – Hillside Passage.

    Together for our planet fund

    The national lottery community fund is offering from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

    Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:

    • food

    • transport

    • energy

    • waste and consumption

    • the natural environment.

    You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply. They are particularly interested to hear from people starting to think about taking action on climate change in their communities. To find out more information visit their site here.

    The application deadline is 5pm on 18 November 2021.

    Posted on 10th November 2021

    by ND

    Transport for All invite to focus group and street visits

    Lambeth Council are working with Transport For All to engage with disabled people on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods across the borough:

  • Are you a disabled person?
  • Do you work, live or socialise in Lambeth?
  • Join Transport for All:

    • Focus group, 28 September

    • Railton streets visit, 4 October

    • Oval to Stockwell streets visit, 8 October

    If you would like more information email sarah@transportforall.org.uk

    Posted on 24th September 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 09/08/21

    Consultation Programme Announced:

    Lambeth Council has announced the start of its Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTNs) consultation programme, which will see residents given the chance to shape the future of each of the five LTNs that currently operate in the borough. The consultation process will happen in stages over the coming months, beginning with consultation on the Oval to Stockwell and Railton LTNs from September 6.

    The consultation will seek to understand the local experiences of people living and working in and around the areas where the schemes operate, which will be a key input to the decision-making process.

    During the consultation there will be a range of engagement activities for local people, who will be asked to share their views through a survey. There will also be opportunities to feedback in person and through targeted events and focus groups for people with specific needs.

    LTNs form a key part of Lambeth Council’s Transport Strategy to create a future transport network for Lambeth that is healthier, more inclusive, accessible to all, and that responds to the climate emergency.

    Both Railton and Oval to Stockwell LTNs were established in June 2020 under Temporary Traffic Orders and subsequently moved to Experimental Traffic Orders, allowing the schemes to be enforced, data collected and statutory consultation to take place. Three other LTNs – in Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill and Ferndale – will follow the same public consultation process over the coming months.

    Pre-register:

    Railton

    Oval

    Lambeth: Zero tolerance over LTN vandalism

    Two people have been arrested in Lambeth following extra measures introduced to stop vandalism of signage installed by the council and plantings carried out by the community at the borough’s emergency Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes.

    A man was arrested on Saturday, July 31 after allegedly spray painting signs at the Ferndale Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood, and a second man was arrested the next day after allegedly stealing a sign from the same scheme which is between Brixton and Clapham.

    CCTV evidence has been passed to the police so further action can be taken.

    The arrests follow Lambeth Council announcing on July 16 that new measures would be put in place to tackle criminal vandalism at the emergency Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes which are in place to maintain a safe street environment, support green transport options and improve air quality.

    The eCargo Bike Grant Fund 2021/22 is open for applications. Apply here.

    £400,000 has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2021/22 for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution.

    • Funding covers up to 40% of the total cost of an ecargo bike, up to a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models and £4,500 for three-wheel models.

    • Applications will be capped at five bikes per organisation. Larger applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    • Applications may include more than one organisation. In these joint ‘high-street’ applications, a lead applicant will be responsible for submitting the application.

    For more information please see the Eligibility Criteria and Code of Practice.

    The application deadline is 14 December 2021 . The claim deadline is 14 February 2022. eCargo bikes do not need to have been delivered for the grant to be paid.

    Upcoming DR Bike Events: Railton

    Wed 11th August 2021 4:00PM - 7:00PM, Lambeth, Shakespeare Rd (junction w. Coldharbour Lane) SE24, Lambeth

    Posted on 9th August 2021

    by ND

    Reminder! Q&A Session tonight

    This is a reminder Lambeth Council will be holding a digital Question and Answer Session this evening, Thursday 27th July 18.00- 19.00pm regarding the Railton LTN.

    Please access via this link:

    Railton Q&A 29/07/2021

    The session will be recorded and made available along with all other sessions, on the commonplace.

    You can also watch the session back using the link provided for the meeting. Screen names will be publicly visible in the recordings, but there is a facility to post as anonymous in Microsoft Teams if you wish to do so.

    Posted on 29th July 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 26/07/2021

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Q&A sessions

    Streatham – the last session took place on 19th July. We will be taking a break for now but will be back to communicate upcoming sessions on commonplace and via project updates.

    Oval – Monday 26th July ‘21’, 6pm.  Click here to watch the session.

    Tulse Hill - Tuesday 27th July ‘21’, 6pm.  Click here to watch the session.

    Ferndale - Wednesday 28th July ’21’, 6pm.  Click here to watch the session .

    Railton - Thursday 29th July ‘21’, 6pm.  Click here to watch the session.

    The sessions will be recorded and made available online following the event using the session link provided. Screen names will be publicly visible in the recordings, but there is a facility to post as anonymous in Microsoft Teams if you wish to do so.

    Vining Street Parklet

    The High Streets team and the Brixton BID are working collaboratively on improvements to the public realm on Atlantic Road. A parklet including tables, seating and cycle parking is currently under construction on Vining Street.

    We are working with local businesses to understand their priorities for how streets could be used in the future.

    Vandalism

    Unfortunately, there has been repeated criminal damage to the signage, cameras and other equipment used across all LTNS. We want to thank everyone who has reported the issues to the council and patience as we work to resolve the vandalism.

    It is costing the Council money to replace and repair equipment. Additionally, residents who have sowed plants and flowers at their own expense have in some cases seen them cut down or torn up.

    Cllr Danny Adilypour, joint Cabinet Member for Sustainable Transport, Environment & Clean Air, has said:

    “People are entitled to express their views over our Low Traffic Neighbourhood trials, but there is no excuse for acts of criminal vandalism which put our residents at risk and this is not an effective way to engage with the council or fellow residents.“Residents who oppose the schemes or would like to see improvements have many ways to constructively engage with the council, and we’re actively seeking their feedback. Vandalism poses a danger to the public, is criminal and will be treated as such.”

    You can read more here .

    Grow Back Greener Fund

    The Mayor of London and Thames Water are looking for community projects that will improve access to greenspace. Funding of up to £75,000 is available to community projects that will make our city greener and help us adapt to climate change.

    The deadline for application is the 13th September.

    REMINDER! Final applicant information webinar on the following date:

    Thursday 2 Sept 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm. Register here .

    Citizen’s Assembly

    Lambeth held an independent citizens’ assembly on the climate crisis, to come together and work towards a consensus on how we reduce the borough’s carbon emissions.

    The assembly was made up of 50 randomly selected Lambeth citizens, who reflect the population of Lambeth. Participants heard evidence from different groups, including climate experts and local campaigns.

    The recommendations from the Citizen’s Assembly have now been published and can be viewed online. Click here to find out more.

    The recommendations for transport were:

  • To reduce the number of journeys made using private vehicles, Lambeth Council together with Transport for London should review existing public transport routes in the borough to ensure greener transport options are introduced effectively and quickly based on user need.
  • Organisations across the borough should encourage and enable cycling through development of better cycle routes and cycle storage. Lambeth Council should play a coordinating role, working with: neighbouring local authorities (to ensure continuity at boundaries); local and national cycling organisations (for advice);TfL (to support integration with the wider transport network); housing providers and developers (to provide more convenient cycle storage) and businesses, who should make it as easy as possible for their staff and customers to cycle.
  • Businesses and other organisations in the borough need to take full responsibility to immediately start operating with green transport methods when delivering their goods and services (including those who are sub-contracted by, for example, the council and other public sector bodies).
  • Lambeth Council should work together with all other key transport actors, and representatives of vulnerable groups, to ensure more vulnerable groups can be supported when any changes to transport in the borough are introduced.
  • Brockwell Park Summer Series events

    Events are taking place in Brockwell Park between 3rd and 5th September, and as part of temporary traffic management the modal filter on Shakespeare Rd will be suspended between 20:30 - 00:00 on each of the days to help with resident access when people are leaving the event.

    Posted on 26th July 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 13/07/2021

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Upcoming LTN Q&As:

    • Streatham Hill- Monday 19th July 21, 6pm . Click here to find out how to register.

    • Oval – Monday 26th July ‘21’, 6pm . Click here to find out how to register.

    • Tulse Hill - Tuesday 27th July ‘21’, 6pm. Click here to find out how to register.

    • Ferndale - Wednesday 28th July ’21’, 6pm. Click here to find out how to register.

    • Railton - Thursday 29th July ‘21’, 6pm . Click here to find out how to register.

    The sessions will be recorded and made available online following the event using the session link provided. Screen names will be publicly visible in the recordings, but there is a facility to post as anonymous in Microsoft Teams if you wish to do so.

    The GLA’s Grow Back Greener Fund is now open for applications:

    The GLA are looking for community projects that will improve access to green space and help us adapt to climate change.

    A total of £1.2m is available in this funding round, across two themes: access to green space , and climate adaptation and water.

    Applications are open until 5:00pm on Monday 13 September .

    Full details about the fund are available in the Grants Guide , and you can apply online now.

    Applicant information webinars on the following dates:

    • Monday 19 July 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Register here

    • Wednesday 21 July 2021, 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Register here

    • Thursday 2 September 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm. Register here.

    Your Streets, Your Way

    The Lambeth Street Design Competition was an amazing opportunity for local people to lead on how their streets are designed and created. 10 locations across Lambeth were up for redesign. Over 60 submissions from the local community were received. The competition was judged by people that work every day to make the local area the best place it can be. Judges chose the winning design, runner up and Judge’s Choice for each location. Winners have been announced, prizes awarded, and the designs will be built by the council.

    To find out more visit Urban growth’s Instagram page: @urbangrowthlondon or view the winning submissions at: https://urbangrowth.london/

    Posted on 13th July 2021

    by ND

    Low Traffic Neighbourhood Newsletter 08.06.21

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Q&A Sessions:

    The last Railton LTN Q&A session was held on Tuesday 25th May 18:00- 19:00.

    The recordings from previous Q&A sessions are available to view on the Commonplace-

    Community Meetings Page.

    Reminder!

    The next Railton LTN Q&A session will be held on Wednesday 23rd June ‘21’, 18:00-19:00, using Microsoft Teams.

    If you would like to register for this event, please send your name and address to: lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk using ‘ Railton Q and A ’ in the subject line.

    Other upcoming LTN Q&As:

    Streatham - Thursday 17 June '21', 6pm. Click here to find out how to register .

    Oval to Stockwell Triangle - Monday 21 June '21', 6pm. Click here to find out how to register .

    Ferndale - Tuesday 22nd June’21’, 6pm. Click here to find out how to register .

    Tulse Hill - Thursday 24th June ‘21’, 6pm. Click here to find out how to register .

    The sessions will be recorded and made available online following the event using the same session link provided. Screen names will be publicly visible in the recordings, but there is a facility to post as anonymous in Microsoft Teams if you wish to do so.

    A public consultation will follow later this year during which we will proactively gather views on the changes, to be considered alongside objective data collected before a decision is taken on the future of the scheme.

    Vandalism:

    A small minority of people have taken to criminal damage by removing traffic signs in Ferndale LTN.

    The removal of signs is not an acceptable form of protest. It is a criminal offence and puts local people, including children, at risk. Lambeth Council takes this very seriously and all vandalism is reported to the police for further investigation.

    Threats to residents and staff are also not acceptable and will be reported to the police for further investigation. We encourage anybody who feels unsafe to speak to the police.

    Posted on 8th June 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 24/05/2021

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Q&A Sessions:

    The last Railton LTN Q&A session was held Tuesday 27th April 2021, 18.00- 19.00.

    The recording from the April Q&A session is available to view on the Commonplace- Community Meetings Page

    Reminder!

    The next Railton LTN Q&A session will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 25th May 18.00- 19.00

    This event can be accessed and watched back via the following link: Question and Answer Session - Railton Live Session 2

    The session will be recorded and made available online following the event using the session link provided. Screen names will be publicly visible in the recordings, but there is a facility to post as anonymous in Microsoft Teams if you wish to do so.

    Posted on 24th May 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 10/05/2021

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Q & A Sessions:

    The next Railton LTN Q&A session will be held on Tuesday 25th May, 18:00- 19:00 .

    If you would like to register for this event, please send your name, your address and question to: lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk using ‘Railton Q and A’ in the subject line. We will keep you updated on further details of the location/ format which will be in line with covid restrictions.

    Questions registered at least 3 working days before the scheduled event would be prioritised for discussion.

    If the scheme is meeting its objectives, a public consultation will follow later this year during which we will proactively gather views on the changes, to be considered alongside objective data collected before a decision is taken on the future of the scheme.

    The recording from the April Q&A session is available to view on the Commonplace here .

    Public Realm Improvements:

    We are speaking with businesses along Atlantic Road to support re-opening as we come out of lockdown. We want to get the balance right, making the most of our public realm for outdoor hospitality whilst ensuring our streets can support local journeys.

    Stage 2 Monitoring:

    We have traffic counts scheduled to take place in the coming weeks once all local streetworks are complete. We are also working on air pollution modelling that will indicate levels of NO2, PM10 and PM2.5 both prior to the LTN and currently. This data will be made available as part of the stage 2 monitoring along with a collation of all community feedback to date.

    Posted on 10th May 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 23/04/2021

    Dear Residents,

    This is an update from the Low Traffic Neighbourhood team at Lambeth Council.

    Question and Answer Sessions:

    On Tuesday 27th April 2021, 6pm we will be having our first live question and answer session for Railton Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

    If you would like to attend please confirm your name, address and question to: lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk using ‘Railton Q and A’ in the subject line.

    Q and A content will be made readily available following the sessions. For translations in other languages, Easyread, large print or any other accessible format including Braille please contact lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk .

    Your streets, your way:

    We are incredibly excited with the response to our first design competition ‘Your streets, your way’. The deadline was Monday 19th April and we are currently collating all the entries ready for judging. We look forward to updating you on the winners and sharing the fantastic designs we have received.

    Hire a bike trailer:

    Herne Hill forum are offering families the opportunity to trial a kids bike trailer:

  • Get a kids bike trailer delivered to your door and collected at the end of the month
  • Introductory training session by a qualified cycle instructor to help get you started
  • Lights, lock and helmets provided
  • No obligation to buy or subscribe
  • All they ask in return is some feedback once you’re done!
  • To make a booking enquiry, email chariots.fun@gmail.com with your name and a contact number.

    Over the borough: 20mph Banners

    In April 2016, the speed limit on Lambeth's roads was reduced to 20mph. In March 2021, new and colourful banners were introduced across the borough to continue to remind drivers to monitor their speed.

    Installed at over 150 sites across Lambeth, these banners provide a strong visual impact, raising awareness and reminding drivers that the speed limit of 20mph is the law.

    Posted on 23rd April 2021

    by JM

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 06/04/2021

    Railton LTN:

    On Tuesday 27th April 2021, 6pm we will be having our first live question and answer session for Railton Low Traffic Neighbourhood. We would like to take this opportunity to summarise the stage one monitoring reports recently published. We know that there may be questions you want to ask.

    If you would like to attend please confirm your name, address and question to: lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk using ‘Railton Q and A’ in the subject line.

    These questions will be collated and discussed at the session.

    Q and A content will be made readily available following the sessions. For translations in other languages, Easyread, large print or any other accessible format including Braille please contact lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk'

    Your Streets, Your Way:

    Your Streets, Your Way is fully underway, look out for the colourful signs near competition locations and attend a digital café to get support with your competition entry.

    The competition aims to provide an amazing opportunity for local people to lead on how their streets are designed and created.

    We are looking for your ideas to create a healthier, greener city. There are 10 locations across Lambeth:

    1. Bedford House

    2. Claylands Road

    3. Dorset Road Shops Mural

    4. Fairview Place

    5. Hillside Passage

    6. Holmewood x Roupell Estate

    7. Livity School Passage

    8. Mursell Estate and Undercroft

    9. Somerleyton Passage

    10. St Matthew’s Road

    A winner will be announced in each location, receive £750 and will have their design built!*

    There will also be a £500 cash prize for the Judge’s Choice and a £200 Runner Up cash prize for each location. The competition will be judged by people that work every day to make your neighbourhood the best place it can be. They will be looking for a community-led vision that will improve the area for both people and the planet.

    For more information please read the competition guidance at: https://urbangrowth.london/competition/

    *under 18s will receive a £100 gift voucher in agreement with their parent/guardian.

    Many Different Voices:

    We have extended the deadline for our Many Different Voices competition to 18th April 2021.

    The competition remains open to all Lambeth residents aged 13-18.

    The prizes:

    ▪ Mentoring programme with DSDHA

    ▪ £100 Vouchers for winners and judges choice awards

    ▪ Limited edition Brixton Pound Prints

    Posted on 6th April 2021

    by RF

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Update 08/03/2021

    Hi residents,

    This is our first in what will be a bi-weekly update on Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)s. We will use this newsletter to ensure everyone feels informed going forwards. We want to let you know what we've been doing and anything you should look out for/ sign-up to in the coming weeks regarding the respective LTNs.

    Railton LTN

    Enforcement began in the Railton LTN on 18/01/2021, this included the introduction of a filters on Trelawn, Dalberg and Rattray Road.

    Last week we published the Stage 1 Monitoring Report which included the following findings:

  • Car traffic down by 31% across the area
  • HGVs down 23% across the area
  • Cycling up 32% across the area
  • Cycling up 51% within LTN
  • Planters:

    Father Nature have been busy transforming the space outside of Hamilton’s Supermarket.

    The parklet is a public space with the potential to serve a variety of functions including ;

  • a resting space for people walking, running or cycling
  • an area for information on community activities
  • a place for kids to play
  • a convenient waiting area for shoppers
  • A place for locking bicycles while shopping
  • The design of the parklet has been reviewed to ensure it complies with highway requirements, including the implementation of traffic islands and markings.

    In collaboration with architects DSDHA , Brixton Pound and HeadstartED . We are inviting younger residents (aged 13-18) to design an improvement to the public space on Shakespeare Road as part of the Many Different Voices Competition .

    Architects DSDHA will be running digital workshops throughout March/ April to help young people with their designs, you can sign-up via the competition webpage.

    Online Q&A:

    We are going to begin holding a series of digital questions and answer sessions with residents to give you an opportunity to speak to officers about the changes happening in the area.

    To find out more please visit:

    rtstreets.commonplace.is/proposals/what-happens-next

    Ferndale LTN:

    Based on community feedback and traffic data gathered during autumn 2020, we are working on alterations to the Ferndale LTN. This should address existing issues and lead to a truly Low Traffic Neighbourhood. We hope to share validated traffic data in a monitoring report in the coming weeks and the consequential changes to the scheme. We will be sending letters to all residents to notify them of the changes.

    In collaboration with architects DSDHA , Brixton Pound and HeadstartED . We are inviting younger residents (aged 13-18) to design an improvement to the public space on Pulross Road as part of the Many Different Voices Competition .

    Architects DSDHA will be running digital workshops throughout March/ April to help young people with their designs, you can sign-up via the competition webpage.

    Vandalism:

    We have an ongoing issue with signs being removed or damaged throughout the Ferndale LTN. We are working closely with our Safer Neighbourhood Team and residents to resolve this. It is really important signs remain-up to ensure drivers understand the road layout and ensure the safety of all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

    Please report information about signs being removed or damaged with date and details to:

    SNTLX-Ferndale@met.police.uk

    Your Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers are:

  • Sam Honeyball
  • Emma Paterson
  • James Russell
  • Online questions and answers session (Q&A):

    We are going to begin holding a series of digital questions and answer sessions with residents to give you an opportunity to speak to officers about the changes happening in the area.

    To find out more please visit: fdstreets.commonplace.is

    Oval to Stockwell Triangle LTN

    Father Nature has been busy! A planter and notice board was installed in Dorset Road outside the shopping parade and Broadstone House. The notice board will provide an information point for members of the community to be informed about what is going on within the LTN and provide updates on the upcoming reviews, Q&A sessions and local projects.

    Supporting you to walk and cycle:

    The next mini ‘Dr Bike’ event in Oval to Stockwell LTN will take place at the corner of Cobbett Street and Dorset Road on 13 March 10:00 – 11:30.

    Great News!! The “Bike it You Can too” Project run by Sustrans is coming this Spring. To find out more register your interest and fill out a short survey. Scan the QR code or visit: https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cycling-in-the-oval-stockwell-traingle

    Online Q&A:

    We are going to begin holding a series of digital questions and answer sessions with residents to give you an opportunity to speak to officers about the changes happening in the area.

    To find out more please visit:

    ovalltnproposals.commonplace.is/proposals/what-happens-next

    Clapham Road x Stockwell Terrace:

    Following the investigation of collisions at the junction of Stockwell terrace and Clapham road, and in response to customer concerns we have liaised with TfL regarding the safety of the junction.

    TfL have started exploring installing wands to prevent right turning traffic from Clapham road onto Stockwell terrace. Whilst a timeline for installation is being confirmed we will be conducting traffic counts to assess what the left and right turn split is and monitor whether further interventions would be needed.

    Tulse Hill LTN:

    Enforcement began in the Tulse Hill LTN on 18/01/2021, this included the introduction of a modal filter on Arodene Road. We hope to publish the traffic data and community feedback in a Stage 1 Monitoring report by the end of March.

    TRA Updates:

    We held a Q&A Session with residents of St Martins Estate 10/02/2021. We are happy to meet with Tenants and Residents Associations to update on the progress of the LTN schemes and answer any questions you may have.

    Vandalism:

    We have an ongoing issue with cameras being moved in the Tulse Hill LTN and we are working closely with our Safer Neighbourhood Team and residents to resolve this. It is important the LTN is enforced so we can gain a clear understanding of how the LTN is impacting traffic flow. With delays to enforcement, we may have to extend the Experimental Traffic Order to gather sufficient data for monitoring.

    Please report information about signs being removed or damaged with date and details to:

    tulsehill.snt@met.police.uk

    Your Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers are:

    • Lucy Burrows

    • Andrew Harland

    • Kunle Kolawole

    Online Q&A:

    We are going to begin holding a series of digital questions and answer sessions with residents to give you an opportunity to speak to officers about the changes happening in the area.

    To find out more please visit:

    tulsehillltn.commonplace.is/proposals/what-happens-next

    Streatham Hill LTN

    Following feedback from residents regarding parking issues that were caused by the interaction of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) M with the LTN a recommendation for the 152 affected households outside the CPZ to have the ability to purchase permits for zone M was made on the 27/01/2021.

    A decision to allow Hillside residents south of the modal filter and Palace Road residents west of the filter (highlighted in the above image) to purchase a zone M permit, for as long as the trial Streatham Hill LTN remains in operation was made on the 04/02/2021. Details of the full decision and associated equalities impact assessment can be found at:

    http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=6752

    Leigham Vale X Leigham Court Road

    As a result of feedback received regarding traffic in the southern part of the LTN, we will be investigating possible interventions that can be used to address this. Progress made on this will be communicated in future updates.

    Online Q&A:

    We are going to begin holding a series of digital questions and answer sessions with residents to give you an opportunity to speak to officers about the changes happening in the area.

    To find out more please visit:

    https://streathamhilllowtrafficneighbourhoodproposals.commonplace.is/proposals/what-happens-next

    Posted on 8th March 2021

    by JM

    Railton Low Traffic Neighbourhood Enforcement

    We appreciate that it takes some time to get used to new road changes. We have allowed time for this but enforcement has now begun to protect residents against the small minority of drivers that are not complying with the measures.

    From 18th January 2021 onward, enforcement begins and you may be fined £130 if you drive through the measures located on:

    1. Atlantic Road, between Vining Street and Coldharbour Lane

    2. Railton Road, by Marcus Garvey Way

    3. Railton Road, between no. 239 and 243, by Herne Place

    4. Shakespeare Road, North of the junction with Mayall Road

    5. St Matthews Road, immediately outside the Tenants and Residents hall

    6. Rattray Road, immediately south of junction with Jelf Road

    7. Dalberg Road, immediately south of junction with Jelf Road

    8. Trelawn Road, immediately east of junction with Effra Road

    What happens next?

    An ‘experimental traffic order’ covering the measures came into effect on 18 January 2021. The council will continue to monitor the low traffic neighbourhood in line our published Monitoring Strategy and will shortly write to you again with data from the first independent traffic assessment that has taken place. If after 6 months the LTN is meeting its objectives, we may consider making the scheme permanent, only after conducting a public consultation.

    All monitoring will be collated, analysed and published for the general public on this Commonplace. Here, you will also find details of the help we can offer you if you want to switch to sustainable modes of transport like walking or cycling. If you wish to make an objection to the Experimental Traffic Order this should be directed to bpoulter@lambeth.gov.uk with the grounds of your objection stated.

    Posted on 19th January 2021

    by JM

    New independent analysis shows traffic levels cut by a over a quarter in Railton area

    Hi everyone,

    Figures from the first stage of independent traffic monitoring indicate that traffic levels have been cut by over a quarter when taking into account roads inside and on the boundary of the Railton low traffic neighbourhood.

    The council recently published its Monitoring Strategy which sets out how it will monitor the low traffic neighbourhoods introduced as part of the council’s emergency transport response to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.

    Today, the we are able to share early results of the independent traffic assessment undertaken as part of the project’s first review stage whilst data validation continues. Traffic counts were taken across a seven-day period in September this year and compared with a baseline calculated using data from previous years, as well as considering background traffic data for the wider London network.

    The figures are startling, showing that as well as an overall reduction in traffic of 27% across the whole area:

  • Car traffic levels are down on the majority of roads that bound the LTN including Effra Road (-18%), Dulwich Road (-9%), and Milkwood Road (-14%). Car traffic levels rose 6% on Coldharbour Lane.
  • Traffic levels are significantly down on the vast majority of the roads inside the LTN (e.g. car traffic down by 62% and goods vehicles down by 51%)
  • Car traffic levels are down on Shakespeare Road (-56%) and HGV levels on the northerly end of Shakespeare Road are slightly down too by 5%
  • Cycling levels are up 36% overall including 74% on Shakespeare Road and 50% on Railton Road
  • The traffic assessments have shown that some improvements to the scheme are needed to ensure that it is a fully functioning low traffic neighbourhood. The changes included in the list below will be implemented in January 2021:

  • Adding no entry restrictions into Trelawn Road from Effra Road
  • Adding no entry restrictions on Rattray Road and Dalberg Road at their junctions with Jelf Road, meaning motor vehicles cannot travel southbound.
  • Improvements to the signal phasing of the Coldharbour Lane /Atlantic Road junction to improve traffic flows along Coldharbour Lane.
  • The full stage one review will be published in the New Year and will be made available here

    The council will soon be bringing in an experimental traffic order to replace the temporary traffic order under which the LTN is currently in place.

    The council will conduct a second review later on in the year which will again include an independent traffic assessment as well as including analysis on the impact of air quality.

    Prior to any decision on whether the low traffic neighbourhood will be made permanent or not, the council will conduct a public consultation to gather feedback, which will be considered alongside the available data collected.

    If you would like to find out more about the project please get in touch on lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk or call 07860180545

    Yours Faithfully,

    Lambeth Transport Team

    Posted on 23rd December 2020

    by Simone Saviantoni

    Monitoring Strategy Launch

    Over the past few months, we have been monitoring how the schemes have been working and have made tweaks and improvements off the back of constructive feedback from local residents and businesses.

    We will soon be moving Railton onto a formal trial basis using an experimental traffic order, which allow changes to road layouts to be trialled for up to 18 months so that residents can see how the changes work in practice, and share their feedback.

    Traffic and air quality will be assessed and reported on transparently, so everyone can see whether the scheme is meeting the objectives set out within the monitoring strategy at the review stages. A public consultation will take place before considering whether it should be made permanent or not.

    As transport changes tend to take time to settle in and are affected by many different factors, we will take a flexible approach; if the scheme is meeting its objectives during the 6-month objection period set out within the experimental traffic order process, then consultation on a permanent scheme may begin. If more time is needed to measure its impact, then the trial could be extended and tweaked to address local concerns or cancelled altogether following further review.

    Read the Monitoring Strategy in full.

    Word from the cabinet

    Cllr Claire Holland, Deputy Leader of the Council (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air), said:

    “At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognised the need for urgent action. We swiftly put in place measures to support safe travel on foot, including with mobility aids and by cycle, included adapted cycles at a time when capacity on London’s public transport was down by over 80 per cent. We took action to protect our residents from road danger given the huge increase in speeding reported by the police reported on London’s streets during the pandemic. In normal times, we would have had more time to engage with the community first before introducing these measures. However, the risks posed by the pandemic were stark and immediate, and in line with the statutory guidance issued by government, we introduced the schemes whilst engaging with residents at the same time. I appreciate residents have been asking about the data which the council will be collecting and considering and I’m pleased to publish our monitoring strategy which sets out our approach. Since each scheme went live, we’ve been working with the community to understand how they are working so that we can make improvements. We know that we won’t have got everything right first time, so we’ve been making tweaks and changes based on resident and business feedback. We know that any traffic changes take time to settle as people adapt, and so in this period we’ll be monitoring traffic inside and outside each LTN to understand how people are choosing to travel. We will be out and about in the community as much as coronavirus restrictions allow meeting with residents, schools, businesses and local organisations to understand their views and work with them constructively to identify ways that they can be improved. A full consultation will then take place where everyone will be able to have their say, with views considered alongside the data collected. Only once we’ve gathered this important feedback and data will we make a final decision about whether to make each scheme permanent or to remove it. Throughout the trial period, residents will be kept informed with regular reports that will show a transparent picture of the impact of the schemes.”

    Posted on 8th December 2020

    by JM

    Want to be a City-Maker?

    The “Many Different Voices” project is a 3-in-1 online teamwork, training and competition project, to give school students a chance to be part of the real-life redesign of Lambeth roads.

    Lambeth Council’s redesigned roads are part of our safety response to Covid 19. The council has commissioned HeadstartED and DSDHA to run the exciting project which will see school students work on an online project to design improvements to street space in Railton, one of our new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTN.)

    Engage, change, and improve our community

  • It’s your chance to stand out as resilient and resourceful this summer.
  • There’ll be prizes for excellence in analysis, creativity, presentation and teamwork as well as an overall design winner. Designers of the chosen ideas will see them become reality on Brixton streets.
  • Competition winners will publicly present their idea to a panel of influencers and use Minecraft to test and perfect it.
  • HeadstartED will register everyone who completes the training as eligible for paid freelance consultancy work. Lambeth will provide “Wide Awake” Citizenship awards.
  • Many Different Voices (MDV)

    The “Many Different Voices” project is a 3-in-1 (online competition, collaboration and training programme) led by HeadstartED and DSDHA. It gets different voices collaborating on a many-sided issue. They’ll create diverse teams to work together.

    The design principles

    Your team’s street design ideas will answer these questions:

  • Does your street make people feel like visiting the local area while social distancing. Who’s there? schoolchildren, families, etc? Is your design attractive to both walkers and cyclists?
  • Think about different people’s experience of a street. Could age, language, gender, ethnicity, disability make a difference?
  • Can your design improve road safety and help people in getting healthier? Does it feel good any time of day or year?
  • Street design costs money through taxes, through funding in return for property development. Could you creatively adapt what’s already there or use local/recycled materials to get value for money and clearly deliver benefits to local people?
  • Teams will have to agree a balance between different ideas, so keep a record of the thought processes going into your design

    How to apply

    Find your Buzz Quiz/MBTI type and register online , using use your school email address.

    More information

  • HeadstartED is a careers-focused online collaboration platform for training young people in collaborative working, helping them gain confidence, skills and connections they’ll want at work.
  • Architecture, urban design and research studio DSDHA helped set the Design Principles entries will be judged against. They’ll run online Q&A sessions and workshops for the project.
  • Posted on 4th August 2020

    by Simone Saviantoni

    Works to begin in Railton Road

    Hi everyone,

    You may have noticed that work has already taken place to implement the closure at Shakespeare Road and St Matthews road and work will begin tomorrow on installing bus gates along Railton Road itself .

    There are a several important facts that we want to make sure everyone is aware of;

  • The whole area will be fully accessible for vehicles to travel to and from. Whether driven by residents, businesses, deliveries, or visitors to the area from elsewhere, nothing being introduced will stop people from driving to and from the area. Their route may change but no vehicles will be stopped from accessing the area.
  • Every single street within the area will be fully accessible, by vehicle, from one direction or the other. Routes may change but no vehicles will be stopped from accessing any section of any street.
  • We are working with the community to listen to residents’ feedback and we are monitoring the way traffic and air quality changes. We will refine and improve the layout of these changes based on the combination of technical data and community feedback. Go to www.rtstreets.commonplace.is to have your say or text/call 07860180545 to learn more about the project and how you can be involved.
  • Less traffic passing through the area creates much needed space to support businesses and customers, particularly on Atlantic Road, to enable more space to safely distance. In addition to business support grants, we are working with local businesses to enable them to use this space to ensure their survival through this time.
  • Providing road works are not delayed the changes will take effect on the 27th June
  • The changes are enforceable as soon as the signs are in place. A police officer can issue a fine to a vehicle if seen going through the closure.
  • The council will begin actively issuing warning notices for vehicles passing through the restriction on the 11th July.
  • Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) will start being issued for vehicles travelling through the restrictions from 25th July. This will help people with time to adjust to the changes and allow much needed conversations to take place with the community.
  • Our professional bike mechanics set up stations in the Railton Area offering free cycle maintenance checks and advice.

    Check locations and timetable below :

    Marcus Garvey Way

    27/06/2020 - Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

    01/07/2020 - Wednesday 16:00 - 19:00

    Shakespeare Rd / Coldharbour Lane

    04/07/2020 - Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

    08/07/2020 - Wednesday 16:00 - 19:00

    Finally our new “ Feet Friendly Street ” campaign is about to hit the streets of Railton. Watch out for it

    Posted on 25th June 2020

    by Simone Saviantoni

    Railton LTN

    Hi everyone,

    I am writing to provide an update on our plans to introduce an emergency low traffic neighbourhood in the Railton area.

    In line with statutory guidance provided by national government, the council will be stopping through traffic from cutting through the neighbourhood by making temporary changes to the road layout. Work will begin this weekend.

    The low traffic neighbourhood will be delivered in two stages:

  • Immediately creating a low traffic neighbourhood using temporary features.
  • Working with the community to improve the design in the short term and consider longer term more permanent features, learning lessons from the temporary scheme.
  • The Council had been engaging with the community around the creation of a low traffic neighbourhood in the Railton area before the pandemic, as a key part of the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood programme. The temporary scheme won't get everything right. This website allows us to hear your feedback on what is working and what isn't.

    We will implement these plans as an emergency temporary measure. We will be using planters and Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the closures. Buses, emergency services, cycles and pedestrians will be able to pass through the closures. Installing signage, cameras and planters will be complete by Monday 29th June. For the first two weeks we will issue warnings but not fines. Through this time we will work to communicate and manage the introduction of these changes in collaboration with local groups.

    Once temporary features are installed we’ll work with the local community to pick up and address teething issues and collaborate on community projects to realise the benefits of creating more space for people to walk, cycle, socialise and shop at safe distances. Any permanent changes to road layouts after this temporary emergency response are subject to statutory consultation with the local community.

    We are also expanding the pavement area along Atlantic Road, from the junction with Coldharbour Lane to Vining Street and beyond. Social distancing space to support queuing, walking and potential outdoor business space will be created by extending footways into the carriageway. We will do this by introducing flexible space for businesses to load, to accommodate customers social distancing and to provide opportunity for local businesses to using the space created.

    For more information please visit the various section of the website https://rtstreets.commonplace.is/ .

    If you would like to find out more about the project or apply for a loading permit for your business please get in touch on lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk or call 07860180545

    Yours Faithfully,

    Lambeth Transport Team

    Posted on 11th June 2020

    by Simone Saviantoni