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 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 website about 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.
Rent an e-cargo bike for free!
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:
This offer will only apply to the months of April and May.
Lambeth Council are rolling out our next phase of cycle hangars onto your local streets. The 48 hangers will be installed from March – May 2023. This is just the beginning. We are working towards our commitment of 5000 more spaces by 2026.
To suggest a location for a cycle hangar or if you are interested in space in an existing hangar find out more here.
Lambeth Bus Days
Lambeth Council is supporting students with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) to use active travel and rely less on private transport to help improve their independence and confidence.
The council runs a monthly Bus Day where children and young people with special educational needs are assisted to use the London bus network. The sessions take place on a moving red London double-decker bus and feature scenarios covering personal and road safety. Pupils meet the driver and ticket inspectors and have the chance to practise coping with issues like what to do if they get lost, witness a crime or get into trouble.
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.