Archway Zero Emissions Network

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  • Cycle Pop Up for World Car Free Day

    Friday 22 September is Car Free Day, the perfect time to hop on a bike! Join our lunchtime led ride from the newly-opened Archway public space, pick up a free freshly made coffee and get your bike tuned up nicely with our Dr Bike service.
  • Register your business with Archway ZEN

    Benefit from the offers and services available from the Archway Zero Emissions Network

The Archway 'Zero Emissions Network' (ZEN) is working to make Archway a cleaner, healthier place to work and do business by improving local air quality, supporting active travel and reducing business energy and transport costs.

Why we need to tackle poor air quality

London has some of the worst air quality in Europe and in London, air pollution caused by emissions from heating and transportation causes over 4,000 premature deaths in London each year. Areas like Archway are particularly prone to bad air pollution because of the density of residential and retail premises, coupled with the location on a main route into central London. Children, older people and those with respiratory illness like Asthma are particularly badly affected by air pollution, but there is a lack of awareness of the link between poor air quality and ill health.

The ZEN Approach

The ZEN aims to raise awareness of the issue and to offer advice and services to help businesses switch to lower emission energy and travel options that will improve local air quality whilst also saving money. The project is led by Islington Council wih support from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund and will run until March 2019.

Archway ZEN can provide access to the following incentives to local businesses:

Archway ZEN Scooter Switch
Archway ZEN is helping businesses and delivery riders save money and improve air quality by switching to electric bikes and scooters. You can apply for a grant of £200 to switch to an electric bike, scooter or cargo bike.
Archway ZEN Grant
ZEN can help you apply for money towards cycle parking racks, stands and lockers, energy efficiency works and other measures that can help improve local air quality
Drive Now vehicle
Providing flexible car sharing in North East London, DriveNow gives you access to 300+ hi-spec BMWs and MINIs (including 50 all electric BMW i3’s) which can be parked in residents’ or pay and display bays. ZEN members get free lifetime membership and £10 driving credit.
Worth £95 plus £60 for the driving credits
Variety of models available
Advice and information about searching for and getting the correct tariff/supplier for your electricity and gas
A 2 hour 1-2-1 session with a qualified cycle trainer
Offer your staff a bike check-up and small repairs and adjustments done on the spot
ZEN can put your business in touch with organisations that can help you save money by consolidating your deliveries

News updates including case studies, upcoming events, how-to guides etc.

Join us on the 22nd September for a cycle pop up on the new Archway public space and a lunchtime led bike ride around Archway in celebration of World Car Free Day! Breakaway from your desk and enjoy some sunshine during your lunch break.
There are lots of ways you can help cut air pollution in Archway - from becoming a cycle-friendly employer to servicing your boiler regularly to installing green planting outside your business premises.
air pollution key facts
Be informed of air pollution's health and environmental risks