Engine Idling Action Days

5 October 2016

Written by: Communications team

Better Lambeth - Council statements and updates - Environment - Transport

Lambeth has partnered up with 11 other London boroughs to tackle the unnecessary engine idling, to increase awareness and to maximise impact across London.

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Engine Idling Action Days

Read the latest update – dated 19 October 2016

Engine Idling Action runs between October 2016 and March 2017, with monthly events in places of high exposure across the borough: in Brixton, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Streatham, Clapham and West Norwood. Other boroughs are running similar actions around the same time. The project is supported by the Mayor of London and partly funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund.

What happens on the day of the event?

Trained volunteers go out in pairs to selected air quality hot spots and talk to drivers and pedestrians about unnecessary engine idling and its impact on air quality. Each event lasts for 2 hours. There is also be a focal point for the action in the form of a giant air quality ‘snakes & ladders’ educational game in a public space.

How can I get involved?

 If you’d like to volunteer at one or more of the events, please register on our Vehicle Idling Action volunteer page and one of the team will get back to you.

Can businesses get involved?

There are three levels of support that businesses can offer, from publicly supporting the campaign, advertising the campaign in stores, offices or through own fleet to getting staff to volunteer for 2 hours. More information can be found on our Vehicle Idling Action for businesses page.

For more information about the project please contact us at sustainability@lambeth.gov.uk