Lambeth Business Travel Network
The Lambeth Business Travel Network (LBTN) is a joint initiative between Lambeth Council, South East London Transport Strategy (SELTRANS), London travel awareness, and local businesses in the borough.
The main aim of the Network is to provide a means by which businesses can:
- share views with other businesses and the council on local transport issues and opportunities.
- access a range of resources (including funds and grants) related to all aspects of transport guidance.
- develop initiatives and strategies to reduce their transport impact. For example, implementing a workplace travel plan.
If you would like to register your interest in the Network, which is completely free of charge, please email email@example.com or telephone 020 7926 0686.
Latest LBTN news
Finding it hard to get to the gym? Fed up with rising petrol prices? The answer is simple - get walking.
Walk to Work Day will be taking place on 24 April, as part of theLiving Streets 'Walking Works' programme, which is funded by Transport for London.
The event encourages London businesses to take part in a 4-week challenge where employees can compete internally and with London's other participating businesses to increase the amount of walking they do. Those taking part receive free pedometers to enable them to count their steps.
This year, Lambeth NHS staff from across hospital faculties in the borough will be competing not just locally but Trust-wide (Lewisham, Southwark and Croydon).
Why get involved?
The network provides a forum for businesses to discuss similar transport problems and find tangible solutions with expert assistance.
If you answer 'yes' to one or more the following questions, the Lambeth Business Transport Network is for you.
- Does your business suffer from lack of car parking?
- Are staff or visitors being delayed or inconvenienced by transport problems?
- Do you have concerns about staff retention or recruitment due to poor accessibility of your site or excessive travel related costs?
- Are you a socially responsible employer concerned about the transport and environmental impacts of your business on the local community?
What are the benefits?
Becoming a member of the Lambeth Business Travel Network will not only benefit your business but also your individual members of staff and the local community.
Benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Access to free resources and support including expert transport and travel advice.
- Assistance with applying for funds and grants such as the provision of free cycle stands.
- Potential efficiency savings arising from the introduction of specific solutions. For example, staff that walk or cycle to work have less sick days).
- A forum for like-minded businesses to discuss transport problems and solutions.
- A means of communicating travel and transport related concerns to the council, Transport for London and other stakeholders.
- A more accessible business with staff and visitors being aware of a wider choice of travel options.
Are there any drawbacks?
There are no drawbacks to joining the Lambeth Business Travel Network. The only thing you would be required to give would be some time. In return, you will receive support, expert advice and awareness of potential transport solutions.
How does the Lambeth Business Travel Network operate?
As the Network is still in its infancy (it will be formally launched later this year), the manner in which it operates is still evolving. This means that the network has the flexibility to respond to the needs of participating organisations and evolve accordingly.
The aim is to engage a core group of businesses, who in partnership with the council and other stakeholders will steer the ongoing development of the Network.
It is likely that there will be two parallel streams of activity.
- The first stream will concentrate on organisations within close proximity of each other as they are likely to share similar issues and concerns regarding the state of the local transport network.
- The second stream will develop relationships with similar types of organisations within Lambeth as the transport characteristics of these establishments are likely to be similar.
How much does it cost?
The Lambeth Business Travel Network is completely free.
Transport for London has provided Lambeth Council with funding to engage businesses and assist them in finding solutions to their transport problems.
South East London Transport Strategy (SELTRANS) provides fund and grants to businesses.
Are there other examples of business travel networks?
Dyce Transport Management Organisation, Aberdeenshire
The Dyce Transport Management Organisation (TMO) has been established by a collection of local employers in Dyce, Aberdeenshire. In addition to offering advice and support to local companies interested in tackling specific transport problems through travel planning the TMO also acts as a representative voice on transport issues for the whole community.
How can I find out more?
For general enquiries, to register your interest in the Network:
Alternatively download our help and support request form.
Workplace travel plan advice
For advice on preparing or implementing a workplace travel plan or to find out about funds and grants: