Make cycling a life style!

May 27, 2016

In the mist of the “hottest May in four years”, never has it been a more perfect time to step out the car/bus and hop on your bike. With temperatures expected to soar over 70oF, why not turn your journey into work into a lovely cycle tour of your scenic rich London.

cycling commuter

The benefits of cycling.

The health benefits of regular cycling include: decreased stress levels, reduced anxiety and depression, improved posture and coordination, improved joint mobility, increased muscle strength and flexibility, strengthened bones, decreased body fat levels, prevention or management of disease and increased cardiovascular fitness.

Don’t have a bike?

There are a variety of schemes which make buying a bike easier than ever! Our “try Before you Bike” scheme, allows you to borrow your choice of bike and accessories for four weeks. You can use it to cycle to work or even to the gym, bike rides with the kids at weekends or however you like within this time.

Throughout the loan period you can take advantage of support such as cycle training, maintenance courses and an all hour’s phone line. After the four weeks you will have the option to return the bike or buy it at a reasonable price.Please visit:http://lambeth.londoncyclingprojects.org.uk/ for more information.

There are also a variety of cycle to work schemes that you can take advantage of. The cycle to work scheme encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce. To find out more please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-to-work-scheme-implementation-guidance

Can’t ride? Or don’t have the confidence to cycle on the road?

Why not sign up to our free one-to-one training sessions to improve your confidence when cycling on the road. Lambeth Council is committed to offering cycle training for all. All courses are tailored to ability and are invaluable for beginners through to daily commuters who would like assurances that they are cycling in the safest possible way. Anybody who lives, works or studies in the borough is entitled to our services and we actively encourage the use of them. To get more information or to book a session please visit: http://www.cycleconfident.com/sponsors/lambeth/


Find your Dr. Bike event!

April 13, 2016

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Bring your bike to our team of professional mechanics who will look it over for free and check tyres, brakes, gears and its general roadworthiness. If your bike has an issue that cannot be rectified in 15 minutes they will advise you on what is wrong so you can take it to a bike shop well-informed.

The police will be at the events marking bikes and adding details to BikeRegister.com. This service will deter theft and in the event your bike is stolen, will ensure that your details are on a nationwide database so it is much more likely to be returned to you if recovered.

We will also have our fabulous HGV awareness element at all events except Stockwell. Our friendly drivers and professional cycle instructors will show you how to effectively road share with big vehicles. You will have the opportunity to come and sit in the cab of an HGV and see blind spots and the view the drivers have for yourself. A member of the Lambeth Sustainable Travel Team will be at each event so come and say hi and find out what other great things we are doing for cyclists and potential cyclists this year.

The events take place every Wednesday from 5.30-7.30pm (weather permitting). A full list of dates and locations can be found www.lambeth.gov.uk/drbike

Watch our video about Dr Bikes here.


Quietways Drop-in Session

February 22, 2016

This consultation is now closed. Please refer to the Lambeth consultation website for the latest update.

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The Lambeth section of Quietway 7 see map starts on Turney Road through to Crystal Palace Parade via Gipsy Hill.

Lambeth Council is working with its partners Transport for London (TfL), on this consultation. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes to provide the new cycle route through the West Dulwich and Gipsy Hill areas that form a section of Q7 Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace

If you would like to discuss the Quietway proposals in more detail, feel free to attend a public drop-in session being held jointly with Southwark on Saturday 5th March between 9am and 12pm at the following location:

Nelly’s Nursery

Southwark Community Sports Trust

Turney Road, Dulwich

London SE21 7JA


Co-design Lambeth Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2022!

January 25, 2016

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How to improve air quality in Lambeth over the next 5 years?

Lambeth Air Quality Action Plan is up for renewal next year. We are now working on the first draft of the plan and we would like to hear your ideas! A formal consultation on the draft plan will take place later this year.

Please come along to our workshop on Wednesday 3rd February, 6.30-8pm in central Brixton. With the Town Hall now closed, the workshop will be held in Blue Star House,Brixton. Please report to reception upon arrival.

Booking is essential, so that we have an idea of many people will be coming.

Please confirm your attendance on our Eventbrite page.

 We look forward to seeing you on 3rd February in Brixton!


Estreham Road-Have your say

January 5, 2016

This consultation is now closed. Please refer to the Lambeth consultation website for the latest update.

light seg .jpgThank you to those who responded and gave feedback on the initial proposal via the surveys sent out on the 15th of October 2015 and to those who attended our events. We had over 400 individual responses. Due to the quality of constructive feedback we have received and the suggestions made by local people, two additional designs have been produced.  We would like residents to comment on each design, so a preferred option can be taken forward as a trial in the New Year. Please see all the design options below.

If you missed the first round of communication it is not too late to get involved. Please read through the following information to get a full understanding of the background to this scheme and why Sustrans, Transport for London and Lambeth Council need to address traffic volume and conditions for pedestrians and cyclists along Estreham Road.

How to have your say

1) Online

Please Click here to view the designs in a survey format; you will be invited to comment along the way. Deadline is the 11th of January.

2) In person

Come and talk to us and fill out a paper survey at the following drop in sessions:

Address: Streatham Scouts, 39 Estreham Road SW16 5PQ

Thursday 7th January        5.00pm – 6.30pm

Sunday 10th January         1.00pm – 3.00pm

Frequently asked Questions-Estreham Road

Background and Engagement to date

Design Options for Estreham Road

Option 1 

 Option 2

 Option 3

                     

 


An update on Rosendale Road – Quietways

December 2, 2015

This consultation is now closed. Please refer to the Lambeth consultation website for the latest update.quietways logo_rosendale

You gave us your views and ideas at the Co Design events. The information boards below show the issues raised and the ideas suggested by people for different locations during the Co Design process. They also give an explanation of how the ideas shown in the design drawings work.

Come and be a part of the next step. We appreciate all your feedback.

Concept Designs:

Based on your feedback Sustrans engineers and designers are now working on the development of concept designs with Lambeth officers.

The designs will incorporate a number of different options. They aim to address the issues raised and include, where possible, suggestions for improvements.

Concept Design Showcase Events:

It’s important to stress that the designs are not finalised at this stage. Sustrans and Lambeth council will be holding two events:

  • Sunday 6th of December 10.30am – 1.30pm – Drop in at anytime
  • Wednesday 9th of December 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Drop in at anytime

Both events will be held at Rosendale Primary School, Rosendale Road, SE21 8LR.

This will be an opportunity to see what we’ve come up with so far, talk to us about the design options, tell us what you like about them and what you would change.

Please complete the online feedback form by  Sunday 20th December in order for it to be taken into account when creating the consultation design. Please click on this link to access the online survey.

The designs and are available below. These include :

The visualisations show the shops and 2 of the junction options A. They will help you get an idea of how it might look.

What will happen next?

One final design will be created based on feedback from these workshops. This design will then go into a formal public consultation in January. Residents will be notified by post and you’ll be able to contribute online.

We hope you can come along to one of our events. In the meantime, if you have any questions please get in touch with us at RosendaleFeedback@sustrans.org.uk.

To find  out more information about Quietways in Lambeth please visit our quietways page 

Design Options for Rosendale Road. Please click on the links below.

Park Hall Rosendale Junction Option A

Park Hall Rosendale Junction Option B

Turney, Dalkeith, Rosendale Junction Option A

Turney, Dalkeith, Rosendale Junction Option B

Lovelace Rosendale Junction Option A

Lovelace, Rosendale Junction Option B